Norfolk Southern Lake Pontchartrain Bridge
Slidell, LA 70458 (population, 27068)
GPS: N 30.21796, W 89.82354
Scanner: NS ?
Railroad: Norfolk Southern Alabama Division, NO & N Sub
Description: Photo op of RR bridge next to US-11 across Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana.
Approximate # of trains per 24 hours: 12
Nearby RR stuff: Slidell Amtrak Station, (N 30.27831, W 89.78241)
Local breakfast: Waffle House, 2006 Old Spanish Trail (SR433) (N 30.25056, W 89.76590)
Local Fast Food: 3-1/2 miles north on US-11
Local Pub and grub: Southside Café, 3154 Pontchartrain Dr (US-11), (N 30.26067, W 89.78585) Seafood a specialty
Lodging: Super 8, Holiday Inn, & Hampton Inn near the junction of I-10 and SR-433 (N 30.24830, W 89.76396)
Personal observations: This may not be a premier spot to railfan, but is a great photo
op if you are near New Orleans, have the time, and are lucky enough to catch a train.
Disclaimer: I have not been to this location. Info is from TRAINS Magazine and the Internet.
I would welcome pictures, additions, or corrections to this page. Pictures and
new info will be credited on the page. e-mail me at email@example.com
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