Posted: Jun 22, 2011 5:13 PM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Jun 22, 2011 6:52 PM
ST. AMANT - After an inspection last month, the Department of Transportation and Development decided the bridge on Harry Savoy Road in St. Amant needed to be fixed.
Crews started dismantling the bridge Monday morning. The next step will be replacing the rotten wooden pilings with new ones. The entire project is expected to take three weeks.
For one business owner the construction his especially close to home.
Joseph Williams' business, Ascension Electronics is less than 500 feet from his home. The only problem: the bridge over White Cypress Bayou is under construction.
"We live on one side of the canal and we have a shop on the other side... Now we have to go all the way around to get to our shop," Williams said.
He's not alone. Cindy White delivers mail through that neighborhood.
"I saw the sign saying 'Bridge Out'. So I had to come serve the part I could get to by the bridge and then turn around and detour three miles," White said.