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Ever Driven Across an 18.2 Mile Bridge? Here’s Why You Should!

You just left Baton Rouge and are on your way to Lafayatte when suddenly the I-10 begins to change its character considerably. You’re on a bridge and it seems to be going on forever!

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This is the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. It’s a two lane bridge that has a parallel side where drivers travel the opposite direction. Up and down ever so slightly. you’ll feel the smooth road while you take in breath-taking bayou scenery. This drive will take you across of one of the many beautiful wetlands in the state of Louisiana. You’ll feel alive, being so connected to the vast ecosystem that surrounds you. For travelers, modern technology and nature merge harmoniously into an unforgettable driving experience.

If you travel at night however, beautiful lamp posts will guide you along the 96,095 foot (18.2 miles) of road.

The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge is the 3rd longest in the United States. It’s also is the 14th longest in the world. Everyones owes it to themselves to experience this lovely drive through Louisiana’s countryside and take in the vibrant nature of this great state!

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John Ghost

John Ghost is a professional academic at Arizona State University working on his English (Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies) degree. His path leads to becoming an English professor. He writes weird fiction for fun and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He lives in the Valley of the Sun.

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