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Sunday, September 16, 2018



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Valentine Canal bridge on Hwy. 308 closed till further notice

Valentine Canal bridge on Hwy. 308 closed till further notice

Effective immediately, the fixed span bridge on LA 308 in Valentine, just north of the Valentine Pontoon Bridge, will be closed to vehicular 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 just south of Lockport and 4.4 miles north of the T-Bois Vertical Lift Bridge on LA 308 in Larose.

Vehicular traffic will not be allowed across the bridge until repairs are completed. Estimated time of closure was not given as of Tuesday afternoon.