DPW orders immediate closure of Woodlake Drive Bridge due to critical deficiencies

DPW orders immediate closure of Woodlake Drive Bridge due to critical deficiencies

POSTED: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 1:15pm

UPDATED: Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 2:49pm

The East Baton Rouge City-Parish Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering Division announced today that the Woodlake Drive Bridge over Jones Creek near South Harrell’s Ferry Road will be closed immediately due to critical deficiencies.

DOTD inspectors found several deficiencies during an inspection of the bridge and alerted DPW officials, who are taking immediate steps to close the span to traffic. The bridge had been scheduled to be closed within the next few weeks to allow for a complete replacement. DOTD had already taken construction bids for the project, and had awarded a contract.

Telephone inquiries may be directed to Department of Public Works Engineering Division at (225) 389-3186.

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