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Thibodaux gearing up to replace bridge

3 years 8 months 2 days ago August 25, 2013 Aug 25, 2013 Sunday, August 25 2013 August 25, 2013 10:34 AM in News
By: Associated Press

THIBODAUX - The Tiger Drive Bridge will close after the Labor Day holiday as replacement of the span begins.

Mayor Tommy Eschete tells The Daily Comet the bridge will close Sept. 3. Construction of its replacement is expected to take about 8 months.

Thibodaux businesses and residents have long complained that the two-lane existing bridge is a frequent source of traffic backups near the intersection of busy Louisiana Highway 1 and Louisiana Highway 308.

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