62°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Wed
80°
59°
0%
Thu
87°
67°
20%
Fri
86°
70°
80%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Swing bridge smashed by barge set to open Saturday

11 months ago Friday, May 16, 2014 8:00:13 PM CDT May 16, 2014 Friday, May 16 2014 May 16, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

GROSSE TETE - A bridge that was smashed by a barge two months ago is scheduled to open Saturday, pending a final inspection of joint seals.

Friday afternoon, contractors put the Grosse Tete bridge on Highway 77 to the test.

A barge crashed into the bridge on February 28th, and its been shut down ever since.

People living nearby have had to use a ferry to get back and forth from their homes to their cars.

The bridge's opening comes as a surprise because the work was scheduled to take six months. 

Once it's open, cars can travel on the swing bridge indefinetly.

 

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
62°
56°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
80°
59°
Thu
Mostly Sunny
87°
67°
Fri
T-Storms
86°
70°
Sat
T-Storms
83°
73°