On August 30, 1956, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened across Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest continuous bridge over water in the world.The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway links the urban area of New Orleans, Louisiana, with the smaller communities on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The roadway is 38 kilometers (24 miles) long, and supported by 9,500 concrete pilings.The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway benefitted residents on both sides of the bridge. People who worked in the city had their commute time reduced drastically. The bridge also increases business for retail stores and restaurants in towns on the north shore by allowing New Orleanians and tourists greater access.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry benefit Verb
to be helpful or useful.
structure connecting areas otherwise difficult to travel.
sale of goods and services, or a place where such sales take place.
large settlement with a high population density.
strong, vertical support structure, such as a pillar.
to travel to and from specific places on a regular basis, usually for a specific purpose, such as employment.
hard building material made from mixing cement with rock and water.
severe or extreme.
body of water surrounded by land.
Encyclopedic Entry: lake lakebed Noun
bottom of a lake.
structure, usually made of metal or wood, hammered vertically into the ground to serve as a foundation or wall.
person who lives in a specific place.
having to do with the sale of finished goods to consumers.
person who travels for pleasure.
human settlement larger than a village and smaller than a city.
urban area Noun
developed, densely populated area where most inhabitants have nonagricultural jobs.
Encyclopedic Entry: urban area