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Crescent City Connection
Looking away from the French Quarter one can see this bridge spanning the Mississippi. New Orleans is called the ‘Crescent City because of the shape of the river where New Orleans is located. The bridge is the widest and most heavily traveled bridge on the lower Mississippi and the farthest downstream bridge on the river.
French Market from the Mississippi River.
The French Quarter was founded as a military style grid of seventy squares in 1718 by French Canadian naval officer Jean Baptiste Beinville. It is a melting pot of French, Spanish, Cajun, and Creole influences that all add up to a very American neighborhood. The French Quarter today reflects and embraces the diversity of the US.
During its long history, the Quarter has survived hurricanes that have leveled other parts of the city due to being built on a high ridge along the Mississippi River. The French Quarter is actually the safest place to be in the city during a severe storm.