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Bridge in Donaldsonville closed due to structural damage

Bridge in Donaldsonville closed due to structural damage

POSTED: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 12:26pm

This is an NBC33 News update: DONALDSONVILLE –A bridge crossing Bayou Lafourche that was closed because of structural damage Tuesday, has been reopened, according to parish officials.

Ascension Parish Westside Coordinator George Rodeillat said the bridge, located less than a mile downriver from the LA 3089/La 1 North intersection, was approved for travel by inspectors from Coastal Protection Resources, a private inspection firm. Rodeillat said the bridge was opened Wednesday evening.

DONALDSONVILLE, La (NBC33) -- Drivers passing through Donaldsonville, beware.

The Ascension Parish Office of Homeland security says a bridge that crosses Bayou Lafourche, southwest of Donaldsonville, is closed until further notice.

Officials tell us that the bridge closed earlier this evening, Tuesday, Feb. 1, until bridge inspectors can assess damage caused by construction crews.

Parish President Tommy Martinez ordered the bridge to be closed around 5:30 p.m. after work being done by a construction company for the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District Dredging Project caused damage to a cross beam at water level, said Ascension Parish Westside Coordinator George Rodeillat.

The closed bridge is located just south of a Sonic Drive-In Restaurant and connects LA 1 South to LA 308.

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