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Lift bridge closures rescheduled

Lift bridge closures rescheduled


Overnight closures for two area lift bridges set for this week have been rescheduled to next week due to inclement weather.

The Champagne-Harrelson Lift Bridge in Mathews crossing over Bayou Lafourche at LA 654 will be closed overnight to vehicular traffic from 7:00 p.m. Tuesday January 23, to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 24.

This closure is necessary to allow DOTD contractors to replace the balance chain pins on the counterweights.

The new Larose Lift Bridge over Bayou Lafourche between LA 308 and LA 657 will be closed overnight to vehicular traffic from 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, to 6:00 a.m. Thursday, January 25.

This closure is also necessary to allow DOTD contractors to replace the balance chain pins on the counterweights.

Both projects are part of a $658,000 project to replace mechanical components on 4 vertical lift bridges in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Iberia Parishes.