New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Monday, June 26, 2017
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April 15, 1958 Greater New Orleans Bridge opening

The Greater New Orleans (GNO) Bridge over the Mississippi River opened for traffic in April 1958.

Construction on the GNO Bridge No. 2 (called the Crescent City Connection) began in March 1981. Traffic first crossed over the GNO Bridge No. 2 in September 1988.