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Louisiana bridge to close this week for annual inspections

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:23 am

The Hwy. 54 Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River in Louisiana will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17 to conduct its annual full-depth inspection.  The bridge will be open for the weekend, then will be closed Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
“There will be maintenance work performed on Tuesday, June 14 that could extend beyond 4 p.m., or potentially require an overnight closure,” Northeast District Engineer Brian Haeffner said.
“Because of the condition of the bridge, we are not yet sure of the extent of work that will be needed for this repair. If an extended closure is required, we will notify users through a news release, the online Traveler…


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