"Mississippi River" Mississippi Tip by acemj

Mississippi, New Orleans: 8 reviews and 11 photos


Favorite thing: The Mississippi River is still an important part of New Orleans' life and its economy. The water is a bit brown in color because of the silt it carries as it passes into the Mississippi Delta. Take a look at a map and you'll see the dramatic curves that the river makes as it meanders through New Orleans.
In fact the sharp curve just downriver from the Jackson Square is so sharp that boats must be very cautious when rounding its bend. It also is the origin of one of New Orleans' many nickanames, the Crescent City. This photo shows the Crescent City Connection Bridges that link the East and West Banks of New Orleans.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 23, 2002
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