FRENCH SETTLEMENT- Livingston Parish officials are launching a program to replace at least 15 bridges. The Advocate reports the effort can't come soon enough for Rose Sabre, who says an ambulance couldn't get quick access to her Virgin Isles home because of a dilapidated bridge. After being rerouted through a... more »
HOLDEN - Water levels continue to rise and fall in Livingston Parish with more rain in the forecast, and it's getting harder to travel around some areas.
Bridges in the Holden area are closed for repairs. Water lifted the bridge on Frank Ballard Road and floated it several feet... more »
The East Baton Rouge City-Parish Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering Division has the East Garfield Street bridge will be closed starting Friday, July 13, 2012
Drivers are urged to use Thomas H. Delpit Drive to East Grant Street to Highland Road as an alternate route.... more »
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Jindal announced that the Secretary of Revenue, Cynthia Bridges, resigned abruptly today.
This comes after Jindal announced he was putting the brakes on the expansion of a controversial tax credit for alternate fuel vehicles.
In April, the Department of Revenue issued an emergency ruling... more »
BATON ROUGE- From rusted guard rails to old wood beams, some of Louisiana's bridges show their age.
"You get beat to death going across them," said Mike Spencer, from Prairieville.
A study released by Transportation for America says one in eight bridges in the state are structurally deficient.... more »
Cornell University in Ithaca, New York says its suicide rate among students is not out of the ordinary even though two have jumped to their deaths this month. The number for the academic year is six. A 19-year-old sophomore and a 21-year-old junior jumped from bridges that criss-cross gorges bounding... more »