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Wednesday, November 21, 2018



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Valentine canal bridge closed until further notice

Valentine canal bridge closed until further notice

According to the DOTD, the fixed span bridge on LA 308 in Valentine, just north of the Valentine Pontoon Bridge will be closed to thru traffic until further notice. The immediate closure is needed as a result of a field inspection which discovered failures in the timber piles supporting the bridge decks and caps.

The bridge is located 4.4 miles... south of the Belle Vue Swing Bridge and 4.4 miles north of the T-Bois Vertical Lift Bridge on LA 308.

Vehicular traffic will not be allowed across the bridge until repairs are completed.

Alternate routes are as follows:

LA 308 south to LA 3220 (Belle Vue Bridge crossing Bayou Lafourche south of Lockport, LA) to LA 1

LA 308 north to LA 657 Larose Vertical Lift Bridge crossing Bayou Lafourche) to LA 1 and LA 308 north to T-Bois Vertical Lift Bridge to LA 1

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.