Audubon Bridge connected

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Posted: Dec 29, 2010 11:19 AM by Breanna Biehl
Updated: Dec 29, 2010 11:19 AM

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Topics: john james audobon, bridge, audobon bridge, pointe coupee, west feliciana, cable bridge, mississippi river, st. francisville

The longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere is officially connected, though not ready for commuters yet.

The John James Audobon Bridge connects Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana parishes, stretching 1/3 a mile over the Mississippi River.

Construction crews tell News-2 the bridge is about 92% complete but more work needs done to the deck before it can open.

Work is expected to be wrapped up in late summer 2011.

Stayed tuned to News-2 at 5 to see the bridge for yourself.

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