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SU considering bridge for damaged road

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Posted: Jun 16, 2014 5:47 PM by Ambria Washington
Updated: Jun 16, 2014 5:47 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: southern university, road, bridge, wash out, funding

BATON ROUGE -Southern University in Baton Rouge is trying to beat the school rush by coming up with a possible bridge to go over the washed-out road temporarily on Harrison street.

It's been more than two weeks since the damaged road went down due to an old drainage system, and university officials said they are trying to find a quick solution to use the road until it can be fully repaired.

Ed Pratt, spokesperson for Southern University, said the university has no room in their budget to fund repairs for the road, so they are relying heavily on the state and federal government for money. However, officials hope to have a temporary solution before school starts.

"There's a lot of things being considered right now and one is a temporary bridge over this area that can get people across," Pratt said, "but like I said everything is under consideration like how much it will cost and where is will go... There's a lot of studies being done right now."

To avoid the closed road, students and visitors should enter the north side of campus along Mills Avenue.

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