Bridge Repair Nearing Completion

Recently the state transportation department closed a bridge on the Ashland Road after the bridge failed routine inspection.  That closure meant motorists had to detour through back roads.

On Thursday, Police Jury President Tray Murray notified the Journal that repairs are almost complete, and the bridge should be open soon.  Murray said, “They are replacing 9 bridge supports. According to DOTD, they hope to finish tomorrow and have it inspected Saturday Morning. If all goes right they will reopen Monday morning.”

Murry said he and Parish Road Supervisor Larry Hughes met with them around noon Thursday at the bridge location.  Thanks to Tray Murray for the pictures of the construction.

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