Jim Hanzo
June 16, 2019 - 4:43 pm
The Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville has reopened after a ship crashed into the structure, according to the St. James Sheriff's Office. Crews are looking into the extent of damage to the bridge. The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. and U.S. Coast Guard officials said the vessel slammed into a...
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Don Ames
June 15, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Nearly $700,000 is being provided by The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help fix home sewage systems in the Bayou Lafourche Watershed and show how that improves drinking water. Mary Walker, the Region 4 administrator, says the project will foster environmental protection, education and...
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December 01, 2018 - 7:44 am
( - Good news for the thousands of motorists who use the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish. The bridge was closed last month for repairs after a barge hit the structure, but after testing and inspections, it will be partially reopened Saturday. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett said this...
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November 29, 2018 - 3:35 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's transportation department says it expects to partially reopen a damaged Mississippi River bridge on Saturday, nearly two months after it was shuttered and repairs began. The Department of Transportation and Development says one lane of the Sunshine Bridge in...
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October 16, 2018 - 4:04 pm
( Bad news for those who use the Sunshine Bridge at Donaldsonville. Transportation officials say the highway that links both sides of Ascension Parish will be closed for weeks, because extensive repairs are needed after a crane barge hit the structure. Donaldsonville Mayor Leroy Sullivan...
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October 12, 2018 - 10:05 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A bridge over the Mississippi River in Louisiana has been closed indefinitely after it was struck by a barge carrying a crane in the river. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said in a release the Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsville was hit around 3 a.m...
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