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Posted: Sunday, 08 December 2013 5:43AM

Lafourche bridge closed indefinitely after tug accident



The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced an emergency closure of the Bayou Blue Pontoon Bridge on La. 316 in Lafourche Parish.

Due to an accident on Saturday, the bridge, located over the Intracoastal Waterway, is closed to vehicular traffic in both directions.

About 6:30 a.m. Saturday, a tug boat pushing a six pack struck the swing bridge causing significant damage to the far-side apron and tower.

DOTD’s preliminary assessment estimates the bridge will remain closed to vehicular traffic for the next several months, pending major repair.

The alternate route for eastbound traffic is La. 316 to Prospect Boulevard to East Park Avenue to La. 24. The alternate route for westbound traffic is La. 24 to East Park Avenue to Prospect Boulevard to La. 316.

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Locations : Lafourche Parish
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