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Livingston takes aim at dilapidated bridges

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago May 13, 2013 May 13, 2013 Monday, May 13 2013 May 13, 2013 7:41 AM in News
Source: AP

FRENCH SETTLEMENT- Livingston Parish officials are launching a program to replace at least 15 bridges.

The Advocate reports the effort can't come soon enough for Rose Sabre, who says an ambulance couldn't get quick access to her Virgin Isles home because of a dilapidated bridge.

After being rerouted through a private gravel road, the ambulance was able to get her daughter safely to a hospital.

For months, Virgin Isles residents have had to cross private property to get to their homes, she says.

Parish President Layton Ricks said the bridge there is one of the worst in Livingston and will be replaced.

Fire trucks and school buses can no longer cross some of the old timber bridges, said Sam Digirolamo, director of the parish public works department.

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