Locals and those driving through Pike County on Hwy. 54 will no longer have to detour to Hwy. UU or Hwy. NN to get between Louisiana and Bowling Green.
The Hwy. 54 bridges between the towns were reopened to traffic on Saturday, Aug. 4, after being closed almost a month and a half to replace the 83-year-old bridge at Noix Creek near Vera, and the 53- year-old bridge at the North Fork of Noix Creek.
The public is invited to a ribbon cutting to officially reopen the bridges at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 at the intersection of Hwy. 54 and Hwy. UU just east of the new North Fork Noix Creek Bridge.