Railroad Bridges

Norfolk Southern Lake Pontchartrain Bridge

Slidell, LA  70458 (population, 27068)

GPS:  N 30.21796, W 89.82354    Google map

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 Caf, 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 gregariousrailfan@gmail.com


     Norfolk Southern Lake Pontchartrain Bridge -- Wikipedia

     Amtrak Crescent Over Lake Pontchartrain   by James Terrebonne

     Amtrak Crescent Over Lake Pontchartrain   by Hawkins Rail     

     Lake Pontchartrain page by the nolahistoryguy


James Terrebonne


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