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Bridge expected to be OK for cars this weekend

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Posted: Jun 2, 2011 5:47 AM by Brittany Rivas
Updated: Jun 2, 2011 5:47 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: bridge, Jean Lafitte, Jefferson Parish, DOTD, traffic, barge, Barataria Bay

JEAN LAFITTE- Jefferson Parish officials say the state transportation department expects to reopen a bridge at the town of Jean Lafitte to vehicles this weekend - though it will remain closed to marine traffic.

In the meantime, there will be regular ferry service during the day, and a single ferry available for on-call service after 7 p.m. Its number is 504-689-7588.

The swing bridge was hit by a barge on Tuesday.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is providing shuttle van service on the Barataria side to take people from the ferry sites to their homes or businesses.

The parish and town have vehicles and people on both sides of the bayou for round-the-clock medical, fire and law enforcement emergency services.

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