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Swing bridge smashed by barge set to open Saturday

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Posted: May 16, 2014 10:00 PM by Ryan Naquin
Updated: May 16, 2014 10:00 PM
Source: WBRZ

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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.

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