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Greensburg Bridge to reopen Friday after August 2016 flood damage

4 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, November 09 2017 Nov 9, 2017 November 09, 2017 5:13 PM November 09, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

ST. HELENA PARISH– The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced on Thursday that the Greensburg Bridge will reopen to vehicular traffic on Friday, Nov. 10.

The $2.1 million project began in March 2017 to rebuild the structure.

According to LaDOTD, because of significant damage to the pile embedment, the bridge was considered unsafe to drive on. The structure had been deemed unsound and required the replacement as it is not feasible to simply repair the bridge.

Authorities say the new bridge is wider and has a 40-plus year lifespan.

"This new bridge is great news for those who travel La. 10 and is a continued sign of our state’s recovery from the August 2016 flood that devastated so much of this area," said Gov. John Bel Edwards. "I appreciate the efforts of everyone involved to reach this point and I remain committed to maximizing every bit of recovery and infrastructure funding to move Louisiana in the right direction."

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