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Lake Pontchartrain

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BBC Documentary - The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway - National Geographic

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Lake Pontchartrain

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Ludo - Lake Pontchartrain

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Pontchartrain Seawall Fishing, Sailfin

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The World's Longest Overwater Bridge (the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway)

Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish estuary located in southeastern Louisiana in the United States. It covers an area of 630 square miles (1,600 km2) with an average depth of 12 to 14 feet. Some shipping channels are kept deeper through dredging. It is roughly oval in shape, about 40 miles (64 km) from west to east and 24 miles (39 km) from south to north.
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