Bayou Bienvenue

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Bayou Bienvenue is a 12.1-mile-long (19.5 km)[1] bayou in southeastern Louisiana. It runs along the political border between Orleans Parish and St. Bernard Parish to the east of New Orleans.

The bayou crosses the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, before ending in Lake Borgne, a shallow coastal lake branching from the Mississippi Sound.

A short distance from the lake end, the remains of Battery Bienvenue still guard the eastern approach to the city. This fortification was built shortly after the Battle of New Orleans to prevent another attempt to invade through the lake and the bayou.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 20, 2011