Metairie, Louisiana: USS Metairie: Fake Submarine

A water pipe over a buried canal in a highway median has been painted black and thinly disguised as a fake submarine: the "USS Metairie."

Address:
3224 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA
Directions:
I-10 exit 228. Causeway Blvd south. Turn west on W. Napoleon Ave., the second traffic light. The structure will be up ahead, in the median.
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USS Metairie Submarine

There is a structure that resembles a submarine in the median of West Napoleon Avenue. I think it is the covering of a water pipe crossing, since standard water pipe crossings are found along the rest of Napoleon where the median is an open canal rather than a covered median like this small stretch of the street.

The structure is called the "USS Metairie" and has this name stenciled on it because of its resemblance to a submarine. There is no parking along Napoleon, so you have to park along a side street and then walk back to get a closer look or take photos.

[signmanjoe, 10/25/2021]

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