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U.S. 190 bridge improvements possible

5 years ago October 03, 2009 Oct 3, 2009 Saturday, October 03 2009 Saturday, October 03, 2009 10:59:55 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Chuck Bark

The U.S. 190 bridge over the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge may get an $80 million facelift.  The initial contract to put together a plan for the facelift has been awarded to a Massachusetts company.

Bridge improvements could start as early as 2011 although that could be delayed.  Included in any improvements are structural repairs and painting.  The 12,200-foot-long Huey P. Long Bridge was built in 1940. The last improvements were in 1989 when $15 million was spent to widen the
roadway from 20 to 24 feet.

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