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Crescent City Connection Bridge


Downtown New Orleans Bridge Over Mississippi

Photo of two spans from Ship Terminal Parking Lot with sculpture in foreground

Photo taken by Bob Davis on May 3, 2009


BH Photo #139724

Street View 


There was only one bridge until the later 80's when the second bridge was built. The single bridge used to be called the Greater New Orleans Bridge.


Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on eastbound Business US 90 in New Orleans
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, and Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Open to four lanes of eastbound traffic, plus two reversible HOV lanes
Built 1985, Opened to traffic in 1988
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 1,574.7 ft.
Total length: 3,018.2 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 91.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 25.1 ft.
Also called
Greater New Orleans Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.93879, -90.05775   (decimal degrees)
29°56'20" N, 90°03'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/784009/3315643 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Orleans East
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory number
BH 19079 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Fix map marker; also bridge is no longer tolled
  • June 14, 2017: New photos from John Christeson
  • June 23, 2016: New photo from Roger Deschner
  • February 24, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • June 25, 2011: New photos from Ken Roberts
  • May 28, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • May 3, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis: Add photos, alternate name

Related Bridges 


  • Wikipedia
  • Bob Davis - bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Roegner
  • Ken Roberts - kendroberts1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com


Crescent City Connection Bridge
Posted June 15, 2013, by Cliff (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The toll booths have been demolished and tolls will no longer be collected on the CCC

Crescent City Connection Bridge
Posted March 19, 2011, by Theo (totheoc [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Do you know where the NB & SB HOV on-ramps are located?