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Wax Road bridge in Denham Springs now open

Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks on new Wax Road Bridge (Source: WAFB) Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks on new Wax Road Bridge (Source: WAFB)
DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) -

Some Denham Springs residents are happy to know a bridge long out of commission is open and looks beautiful. Officials say they have been trying to get the bridge on Wax Road, over Gray's Creek, rebuilt since 1997. For eight years it was constantly needing repairs.

Now those problems are gone.

Layton Ricks, Livingston Parish President

"We constructed it out of concrete which makes it nice with a lot of new limestone and drainage pipes underneath so the water will flow through a lot better than what it was doing," said Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks.

The bridge used to be made of decaying wood, but it is now built to last.

Traveling to and from Juban Road or Highway 16 for residents of the Greystone subdivision in Denham Springs will be much easier now.

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