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Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:36 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:36:26 GMT
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GREENSBURG, LA (WAFB) -
A Greensburg man may soon be able to drive to his house for the first time
in two months. Monday, Wiley Bridges, 70, showed 9News how he rigged a foot
bridge to cross over a parish owned road with a hole in it.
"I dug around at the house and found what scrap I had. Went and bought
some two by fours and put it together," said Bridges. That is the only way
for him and his wife to back to their castle in the country. Even after crossing
the foot bridge, there's another eight-tenths of a mile to travel before he can
reach his front door.
"[It] gets to you after a while. Specially [sic] when you can't get any
answers," he said.
Tuesday, we found some promising news. Just one day after meeting the Bridges,
we found the sign on the road that reads 'Bridge Out' moved and an excavator
where Mr. Wiley's truck had been parked.
"Monday the contractor was supposed to start on Monday," said
Major Coleman, the President of the Police Jury. "But again, [we] had a lot
of rain so they are on the job today."
Parish workers say they were not neglecting the road but because of bad
weather, the schedule had been pushed back. Coleman says the parish ordered new
culverts, but does not have the proper equipment to install them.
"Excavator we have didn't have a long enough arm to reach in the bottom
of the hole. That's the reason why we're getting a contractor to do the
work," Coleman said.
Parish workers will then be able to pack it with dirt, sand and gravel.
Coleman says this same thing happened before on another parish road where
several families lived. Emergency funds from the state were used to fix that
one. We asked if anyone asked the state about extra funds for this road,
Coleman says they were told there was no money.
While the Bridges' issue seems to be getting solved, another issue has come
to light. Mr. Bridges' wife suffered a stroke and he's been worried if
something were to happen to her again, help would not be able to reach them
because of the missing section of road.
"We'll go into emergency mode. We'll get him out," Coleman said.
"We don't have a plan per say."
The head of public works for St. Helena says shoddy work the first time the
bridge was built, by the parish, is why it washed away.
Monday, February 25 2013 6:47 PM EST2013-02-25 23:47:06 GMT
Rain is one reason a St. Helena Parish couple is having a big problem getting to and from their home. A bridge that's about a mile down their driveway washed out, leaving them practically stranded. SinceMore >>
A bridge that's about a mile down their driveway washed out, leaving them practically stranded. But the ingenuity of a 70-year-old man makes it possible, but not easy. More >>