New Orleans is called the Crescent City because it was originally founded within the broad, crescent-shaped arch of the Mississippi River. Today, the city spreads to both banks of the river and is connected by the twin-span Greater New Orleans Bridge.

Greater New Orleans Bridge

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The city of New Orleans is located on the eastbank of the Mississippi River and the two bridges connect the eastbank and westbank.

Satellite image of the Greater New Orleans Bridge

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Greater New Orleans Bridge

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