Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, La., - 96,100 feet: When driving through Louisiana, it sometimes feels like you're never not on a bridge, especially when you're driving down I-10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette. This stretch of highway passes over the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest swamp in the United States.
Baton Rouge means Red Stick in French and gets its name from the French settlers Bienville and Iberville when they first arrived on the bluff of the Mississippi River where Southern University stands today. It is the capital of Louisiana and a hub city with easy access to New Orleans, Lafayette, St. Francisville and many south Louisiana tourist attractions. Historic museums, plantations, artistic venues, outdoor adventures and bountiful eating experiences await you.