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Cedarcrest Avenue Bridge out for a few weeks

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BATON ROUGE - A failing bridge in Baton Rouge is being repaired and causing headaches.

Workers said repairs to the bridge on Cedarcrest Avenue off Coursey Boulevard will be an inconvenience to drivers for at least two weeks.

Crews have to replace deteriorating wood supporting the aging bridge. It was built in 1965 and about 4,600 vehicles use it daily.

DOTD noticed the decaying wood two years ago but it wasn't bad enough to replace until now.

"This bridge has caps that are deteriorating. We'll be replacing between three to five caps," said DPW Director David Guillory.

More bridges in the parish could be repaired within the coming months.


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