Crescent City Connection
Welcome to the Crescent City Connection!
The Crescent City Connection (CCC), formerly the Greater New Orleans Bridge (GNO), refers to twin cantilever bridges crossing over the Mississippi River in the parishes of Jefferson, Orleans, and St. Bernard. The Crescent City Connection ranks the fifth-longest cantilever bridges in the world and the farthest downstream bridge on the Mississippi River.
The Mississippi River Bridge Authority began construction on the first bridge in November 1954. The GNO Bridge over the Mississippi River opened for traffic in April 1958. Construction on the GNO Bridge No. 2 began in March 1981. Traffic first crossed over the GNO Bridge No. 2 in September 1988.
Both bridges have been in continuous operation since 1988 as a unitary bridge facility having a total of eight general traffic lanes plus two Transit / High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. This configuration provides four lanes from the East Bank (New Orleans) of the river to the West Bank of the river, four lanes from the West Bank of the river to the East Bank of the river, and two reversible HOV lanes on the route US 90 Business. The Crescent City Connection ranks as the fifth most traveled toll bridge in the United States, with the annual traffic volume exceeding 63 million.
Following a 1989 public contest to select a name for the bridges, a Louisiana Legislative Act officially designated the bridges as the "Crescent City Connection."
Presentation to New Orleans Regional Planning Commission on Decorative Lighting
Presentation to Jefferson Parish on Nullification of November Election Results
2013-1 Expanded CCC Ferry Presentation
2013-1 CCC Update from Jefferson Parish Council Meeting
2012-10 CCC Traffic Study
January 2013 District 02 Newsletter
Request for receiving a GeauxPass refund
Crescent City Connection
2001 Mardi Gras Boulevard
Post Office Box 6297
New Orleans, LA 70174-6297
Phone: (504) 376-8100
Fax: (504) 376-8189
The Crescent City Connection introduced toll tags on January 4, 1989, becoming the first toll facility in the United States to use electronic toll collection. The "GeauxPass" was announced in the summer of 2009 as the new statewide electronic toll system for Louisiana. GeauxPass is compatible with the Crescent City Connection, the LA-1 Toll Collections System, and all future Louisiana toll roads. There are currently over 100,000 tags in operation. To encourage use of the toll tags, the Crescent City Connection offers several benefits to commuters:
- Reduced Toll: 40 cents or 20 cents per axle
- Dedicated Toll Tag lanes
- Use of HOV lanes when carrying Eastbank-bound traffic
If you have question concerning bridge tolls or how to obtain a GeauxPass toll tag, please go to www.geauxpass.com or call LADOTD Customer Service toll-free at 866-662-8987.
Louisiana State Police (LSP)
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety has announced the merger of the CCC Police into the Louisiana State Police (LSP) effective January 1, 2013.