Belle Chasse – Scarsdale Ferry

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Ferry landing entrance on the Scarsdale side, 2012

The Belle Chasse – Scarsdale Ferry is a ferry across the Mississippi River in the U.S. state of Louisiana, connecting Belle Chasse and Scarsdale. The ferry opened in August 1959 and was originally free. Today, it carries a $1 toll for 2-axle vehicles, $2 for vehicles with at least 3 axles, and $.50 for motorcycles. The ferry is maintained by Plaquemines Parish. The eastbank ferry leaves every 15 and 45 minutes on the hour between 5:15 AM and 12:15 AM; the westbank ferry leaves on the top and bottom of every hour between 5 AM and Midnight.[1][2]

With the closing of the Pointe à la Hache Ferry in January 2013 [3], the Belle Chasse – Scarsdale Ferry briefly became the furthest downriver vehicle crossing of the Mississippi River. In May 2013 the Pointe à la Hache Ferry was reopened for light traffic, leaving the Belle Chasse – Scarsdale Ferry the furthest downriver crossing for large trucks and buses.[4]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  2. ^ "Belle Chasse Free Ferry is Dedicated," Plaquemines Gazette, August 28, 1959.
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Coordinates: 29°51′07″N 89°58′48″W / 29.852°N 89.980°W / 29.852; -89.980