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U.S. 190 bridge improvements possible

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Posted: Oct 3, 2009 11:59 AM by Chuck Bark
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: bridge, 190, highway, improvements, project, Massachusetts

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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