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  • Private bridge damaged by flood, owner can't afford to fix Play Video

    October 9, 2017 7:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A private bridge over a parish-maintained canal was damaged during the August 2016 flood. The owner can't afford to fix it herself. Reva Beck has to park on one side of the canal and walk over the rickety bridge to her house. She says it's in... more »
  • Bridge repairs held up without federal funding Play Video

    August 31, 2017 6:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A year since the flood here and people are getting restless about why some highway repairs haven't been done. There's a roadblock in Livingston Parish and some people feel like they've been forgotten. A bridge in Denham Springs on River Road near Hwy. 16 has been... more »
  • Bridge players bummed over closed senior center

    August 23, 2017 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some card players are concerned about their BREC senior center that's been closed since the flood last year. Sharp Road Recreation Center was their meeting spot, but they fear it will never be repaired. BREC tells 2 On Your Side it's still waiting on funding from... more »
  • City to upgrade street lights near Trevor J. Sims Bridge Play Video

    August 2, 2017 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The area near the Trevor J. Sims Memorial Bridge is going to get a little brighter after the city makes a few upgrades. The City of Baton Rouge will add brand new, energy-efficient LED lighting along a stretch of North Boulevard, from 10th Street to 19th... more »
  • Nicholson Drive bridge now open to traffic

    July 26, 2017 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced it will reopen the bridge on Nicholson Drive Wednesday afternoon. The bridge, located between Brightside Drive and Dean Lee Drive, closed on July 10 for emergency repairs and was expected to remain under construction through early August.... more »
  • Mollylea Bridge opening delayed, to open soon Play Video

    July 23, 2017 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Weather and unforeseen issues has pushed back the opening of a Mollylea Bridge, which is now scheduled to open Wednesday. The bridge, located off of Sharp Road in Baton Rouge, has been closed since July 2016 and drivers are anxious for it to reopen. While... more »
  • DOTD: Nicholson Drive bridge to reopen in five weeks

    July 14, 2017 1:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The bridge on Nicholson Drive, near Brightside Drive and before Gardere Lane, will reopen in five weeks, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced on July 14. The bridge closed on July 10 for crews to assess damage and to make emergency repairs.... more »
  • Residents say drainage project is source of flood concerns Play Video

    June 29, 2017 5:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Department of Public Works is investigating a culvert issue following a 2 On Your Side inquiry. Residents say three culverts that go under Dunn Road near Rustic Road Drive are the source of their flood fears and blame them for the August Flood.... more »
  • I-10 closure in Ascension over but ramp repair not complete Play Video

    June 9, 2017 11:37 AM

    SORRENTO - A total closure of I-10 eastbound ended earlier than expected - around 7 o'clock Sunday morning. A stretch of I-10 going toward New Orleans had been closed since Friday night, the second time this year, so crews could replace an overpass that's been out of use since... more »
  • Arrest made in Ireland connected to UK attacker

    June 6, 2017 8:15 PM

    LONDON - Irish police say they have arrested a man in connection with the London Bridge attack. Ireland's police force, Garda Siochana, said a man in his 30s was arrested Tuesday in Wexford county, south of Dublin, under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act. He is being questioned about documentation... more »
  • Britain frees 12 detained after London attack

    June 5, 2017 9:12 PM

    LONDON - British police say all 12 people who were arrested in the early hours after the weekend London Bridge attack have been released without charge. All were detained Sunday in the Barking district of east London. Police say the area was home to the two attackers who have been... more »
  • Timeline: How events unfolded in London's latest attack

    June 4, 2017 11:51 AM

    LONDON - Britain suffered its third major extremist attack in three months on Saturday night when three men using a van and knives killed seven people in a busy area of London. This is how the attack at London Bridge and nearby Borough Market, which also left dozens injured, unfolded:... more »
  • Tolls going up on Causeway bridge linking lake's south, north shores

    May 5, 2017 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Starting Saturday, commuters will pay higher tolls to cross the bridge linking the north and south shores of Lake Pontchartrain. The increase will go from $2 to $3 for southbound drivers on the Causeway with toll tags and from $3 to $5 for customers who pay with... more »
  • Report: Causeway Bridge toll increases

    May 2, 2017 4:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Starting Saturday, May 6, crossing the Causeway Bridge from the northbound side to the southbound side will cost you $5. According to a report from WWL-TV , the total is up $2 from the previous $3 charge. If you use a toll tag, your charge is... more »
  • Weight limit removed for southbound lanes of LA 1 bridge

    May 1, 2017 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced the load limit for the southbound lanes of the LA 1 Intracoastal Waterway Bridge has been rescinded. The load limit was lowered in both directions in late March due to deficiencies found during an inspection. The repairs for... more »
  • Breaux Bridge man accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile

    April 16, 2017 12:23 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A 46-year-old Breaux Bridge man was arrested on charges of first-degree rape and carrying of a firearm by a convict following an incident early Saturday morning. According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, Arlondo K. Henson allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile and was found to... more »
  • Trump: Atlanta collapse shows need for strong infrastructure

    April 13, 2017 3:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says last month's bridge collapse near downtown Atlanta is a "painful reminder" of the importance of strong infrastructure. Trump welcomed to the White House police, fire and other personnel who responded to the collapse that forced the closure of a portion of Interstate 85. Authorities... more »
  • Boxes of foam tomahawks drop and Atlanta traffic gets a chop

    April 12, 2017 3:28 PM

    ATLANTA - After an interstate highway bridge collapse had already dealt a tomahawk chop to Atlanta traffic, some toy tomahawks have clogged up the roadway. Authorities say a load of Atlanta Braves foam tomahawks fell from a truck shortly before noon Wednesday, delaying traffic on a freeway near the team's... more »
  • California woman who fell off bridge during selfie won't be charged

    April 6, 2017 1:16 PM

    AUBURN - Authorities say a woman who fell 60 feet (18.2 meters) while taking a selfie on a Northern California bridge will not be charged for trespassing. The Placer County Sheriff's Office says the woman was airlifted to a hospital and is expected to survive. The woman, who hasn't been... more »
  • Atlanta streets clogged after interstate collapse

    March 30, 2017 9:30 PM

    ATLANTA - Surface streets in Atlanta were clogged with traffic Friday morning after a massive fire caused a section of Interstate 85 to collapse, closing the major artery for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, added extra trains to accommodate additional passengers who may... more »
  • DA seeks to revoke bond for accused drunk driver

    March 29, 2017 10:12 PM

    COVINGTON - A district attorney wants to revoke or raise the bond of a Covington woman accused of causing a fatal accident while driving drunk on a bridge connecting the north and south shores of Lake Pontchartrain. Olivia Matte posted $126,000 bond March 24 in Jefferson Parish in connection with... more »
  • Heavy traffic on I-10 East at LA 415

    March 11, 2017 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy traffic has been reported on I-10 East at LA 415 following construction that took place Saturday morning. Congestion has cleared about six miles from the LA 415(Lobdell) exit as of 9 p.m. The congestion was caused by construction that was completed earlier in the day.... more »
  • Parents of 2-year-old boy buried under New Orleans bridge plead guilty

    February 23, 2017 5:55 PM

    GRETNA - The parents of a toddler who was found buried in a garbage bag under a Louisiana bridge have pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. After Thursday's plea, State District Judge Raymond Steib Jr. sentenced Gabrielle Whittington and Onterio Thompson, both 22, to five years in prison - three... more »
  • UPDATE: O'Neal Lane bridge over Jones Creek reopens Saturday

    February 21, 2017 3:43 PM

    UPDATE: DOTD announced Friday that the bridge on O'Neal Lane over Jones Creek will reopen to traffic at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. Officials warned that there is still construction happening in the area. Original Story below: BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials announced Tuesday that the... more »
  • Judge: Bridge case complaint against Christie can proceed

    February 16, 2017 10:09 AM

    HACKENSACK - A New Jersey judge says a criminal complaint against Republican Gov. Chris Christie over the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal in 2013 can go forward. Municipal Court Judge Roy McGeady announced his ruling Thursday in a complaint that accuses the governor of failing to stop subordinates from purposely... more »
  • 2 live men found tied to bridge in Mexican border city

    February 14, 2017 8:58 PM

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico - In a rare occurrence, two men found beaten and tied to a bridge in the Mexican border city of Reynosa turned out to be alive. Reynosa and other border cities wracked by drug turf battles have seen the lifeless bodies of drug gang victims hung by... more »
  • UPDATE: Lanes reopen on I-10 after Miss. River Bridge accident

    January 13, 2017 3:58 PM

    UPDATE : All lanes of I-10 East has been reopened. BATON ROUGE - An accident has caused the closure of multiple lanes of I-10. The right and left lanes of I-10 East are blocked at the Mississippi River Bridge. Traffic continues to pass through the center lane. ... more »
  • Drivers experienced setbacks due to Audubon Bridge closure Play Video

    January 7, 2017 10:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE – The John James Audubon Bridge closed on Friday due to the severe weather in the area and reopened Saturday afternoon. However, while the bridge was closed, drivers experienced some setbacks. Barricades blocked the intersection of Highway 61 and LA-10 leading to the bridge between St. Francisville... more »
  • $700 million yearly boost in road, bridge money proposed to Edwards

    December 13, 2016 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A study group created by Gov. John Bel Edwards is recommending the state spend $700 million more annually on road and bridge work, primarily through tax and fee hikes. The Advocate reports the panel co-chaired by state transportation secretary Shawn Wilson did not specify how much money... more »
  • Location proposed for new Washington Street exit Play Video

    October 19, 2016 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Conceptual drawings presented Wednesday show where state transportation officials hope to build a new Washington Street exit near Interstate 10. The proposed exit would actually begin on I-110 south just after the Government Street exit and end on Terrace Avenue a few blocks short of Washington Street. ... more »
  • 9 killed after bridge collapses near Indonesia's Bali island

    October 16, 2016 12:50 PM

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian officials say at least nine people were killed and 30 others injured after a suspension bridge collapsed near the resort island of Bali. A spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, says the bridge, linking the small islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa... more »
  • US 190 bridge near Walker now open

    September 10, 2016 9:31 PM

    WALKER – Traffic officials reopened US 190 bridge crossing Coyell Creek near Walker Sunday afternoon. According to a statement, DOTD crews finished the final stretch of repairs Saturday night, with all lanes reopened Sunday, Sept. 11. The bridge was closed after receiving damage due to rising floodwaters after... more »
  • Repairs to Florida Blvd bridge expected to be completed in 10 days

    August 29, 2016 12:34 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Parts of Florida Blvd between Denham Springs and Walker were closed Sunday night after a bridge over West Colyell Creek sustained damage. City of Walker officials said Wednesday that the US 190 bridge has been given top priority by the governor's office and DOTD. Work at... more »
  • State to build new Red River bridge, cancels plans for rehab

    June 22, 2016 11:51 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says it will cancel plans to rehabilitate the Jimmie Davis Bridge, between Bossier City and Shreveport, and build a new one instead. The state had issued a $23.4 million contract to rehabilitate the bridge, but it was terminated after the... more »
  • LA 1 bridge to be rebuilt Play Video

    May 13, 2016 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state says that it will build a new bridge since LA 1 over the Intracoastal Canal is the worst in the state, according to officials. Traffic is currently a huge problem drivers have to endure in the area. " Well they (drivers) would just like to be... more »
  • Roads closed, traffic gridlocked as storms pass through Baton Rouge

    March 10, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As severe weather passes over Baton Rouge, drivers traveling on the interstates can expect to have serious traffic delays. DOTD officials say a stalled tractor trailer blocked the left lane on I-10 west on the Mississippi River Bridge. Congestion from that incident backed up traffic to... more »
  • Tricky fix after truck crashes on bridge with rickety history Play Video

    March 1, 2016 10:50 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A tricky situation for crews to deal with Tuesday after a truck damaged a bridge then flipped over in a rural part of St. Francisville. The bridge has a rickety history and has been the focus of past WBRZ reports. The accident happened on the Island Road... more »
  • I-10W reopened after truck loses load on bridge

    January 29, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials shut down the westbound side of I-10 over the Mississippi River bridge after a truck loaded with steel construction materials lost its load. DOTD shut the interstate down at the I-10 / I-110 split in order to divert traffic to US-190. The ramp from... more »
  • Police say no foul play after body found near casino

    January 29, 2016 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they do not suspect foul play after a body was found Friday morning along the Mississippi River near the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the body was found along the river's embankment between the casino and the base of the... more »
  • Two barge collisions with bridges reported along flooding Mississippi

    January 12, 2016 12:20 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Two barges carrying coal down the Mississippi River sank Tuesday after colliding with a railroad bridge near Vicksburg, the second such collision in less than 24 hours according to the Coast Guard. WAPT-TV reported 22 barges containing coal were headed south down the Mississippi when they... more »
  • Baker Canal bridge closed immediately

    November 30, 2015 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Engineers closed an East Baton Rouge Parish bridge over the Baker Canal Monday after they said a structural timber had rotted out. The Department of Transportation and Development ordered the Old Baker - Zachary Road Bridge over the canal closed. The city-parish said it stay closed... more »
  • November 20, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 20, 2015 7:04 AM

    Here are today's top stories: 1 person taken to the hospital in shooting on Monet Drive Long list of projects could mean a new bridge in 30 years Many key positions up for grabs in Saturday's election Frosty cold front to cross Louisiana Updates all... more »
  • Work to begin on Zachary bridge that's been out for 2 years Play Video

    November 6, 2015 6:26 PM

    ZACHARY - Construction will begin on the Milldale Road Bridge in Zachary at the beginning of next year. According to city-parish officials, the hold up has been waiting on federal funds as well as the acquisition process to be complete. They said the purchase of nearby land had to be... more »
  • Alabama man killed in crash near Louisiana-Mississippi line

    November 4, 2015 7:33 AM

    BAY ST. LOUIS - Authorities have identified the truck driver whose 18-wheeler plunged into the Pearl River near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line following an accident on Interstate 10. Louisiana State Police say the victim was 26-year-old Steven Shawn Clark, of Theodore, Alabama. Troopers say the accident late Tuesday involved Clark's... more »
  • Agency votes against using BP restoration funds on bridge

    October 21, 2015 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BP settlement funds meant for ecological restoration won't be diverted to finish a $350 million project to elevate a highway to connect the mainland with a key oil and gas port at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico - something environmental groups and even gubernatorial candidates... more »
  • Louisiana may do bridge loan to finance construction work

    October 15, 2015 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana officials are considering a short-term bridge loan to keep money flowing to state-financed construction work, while the next governor starts to dig the state out of its budget mess. The Bond Commission, which oversees construction spending, was told Thursday that without an influx of new... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 W on the Mississippi River Bridge

    September 24, 2015 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge following an earlier accident. Congestion from this accident has backed up to the I-10/I-110 split. more »
  • I-10 East reopens on Basin Bridge after wreck

    August 25, 2015 12:33 PM

    RAMAH - Louisiana State Police said a wreck closed I-10 East over the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Tuesday morning for more than an hour. The wreck happened at mile marker 131, several miles west of Ramah. The Department of Transportation and Development later closed that side of the interstate at... more »
  • New trial upheld for 5 ex-cops in post-Katrina shootings

    August 18, 2015 6:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court decision keeps five former New Orleans police officers on track for a new trial in connection with deadly shootings of unarmed people amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Four of the men are charged in the shootings at the Danziger... more »
  • Bridge inspections create 11-mile traffic jam on I-10

    August 18, 2015 2:07 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic officials said bridge inspections near Grosse Tete caused another massive traffic delay Tuesday along the I-10 corridor between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development said that just before 1 p.m. I-10 West traffic was backed up 11 miles from before LA... more »
  • Work crews ahead of schedule on Southern bridge Play Video

    August 12, 2015 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is getting ready for the fall semester, steadily working to complete a bridge that's been out for nearly a year. The bridge collapsed last year after it was discovered that the piping was old and water had washed away dirt from the foundation. "There... more »
  • Bridge inspection to close La. 73 next week

    August 4, 2015 6:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Highway 73 between Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge will be closed at the end of the morning rush next Thursday. The state issued the traffic advisory Tuesday afternoon. The portion of the highway that will be closed will be over Bayou Manchac. Crews will be inspecting... more »
  • DOTD worker injured after falling from bridge, into trench

    July 29, 2015 4:00 PM

    BAYWOOD - A state bridge worker was injured in a construction accident Wednesday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to this rural area of East Baton Rouge Parish, about two miles from the East Feliciana Parish line, to rescue a worker who had fallen off a bridge on Greenwell Springs... more »
  • Bridge over Little Sandy Creek reopens after repairs

    July 24, 2015 1:04 PM

    ZACHARY - City workers reopened a bridge in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday, one month ahead of schedule. The Department of Transportation reopened the Port Hudson Pride Road Bridge over Little Sandy Creek near Zachary Friday morning. In June, Engineers said some of the support timbers were rotting,... more »
  • Stalled vehicles stall traffic throughout Baton Rouge

    July 23, 2015 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two vehicles which stalled an hour apart from each other on the Mississippi River Bridge left drivers stuck and steaming during near-100 degree heat Thursday. Around 4 p.m. the Department of Transportation and Development said a nine-mile traffic jam on I-10 West stretched from the bridge... more »
  • Trucker ticketed in rig crash

    July 21, 2015 12:59 PM

    CLINTON - The driver of a lumber truck was ticketed after a nasty crash Tuesday. State Police said a Netterville Lumber truck collided with a Department of Transportation and Development dump truck on Highway 61 at the Thompson Creek Bridge. The lumber truck pushed the DOTD truck from behind... more »
  • Multiple wrecks turn EBR interstate into parking lot

    July 21, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck on I-10 West at the Mississippi River Bridge brought traffic to a standstill Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. The wreck happened around 5:30 a.m. and blocked two lanes of I-10 West at the LA 1 exit just across the bridge. By the time all... more »

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