DOTD says temp guardrail to remain in place on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge until permanent fix can be done

DOTD says temp guardrail to remain in place on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge until permanent fix can be done

IBERVILLE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Officials said a temporary guardrail remains in place at the site of a crash that shut down I-10 West on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge on Wednesday.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reported a permanent fix on the rail will be done at a later date. Officials added it was the only damage inspectors found on the bridge.

According to Louisiana State Police, the guardrail was crushed when one 18-wheeler hit another and a truck near Butte La Rose. The crash caused the roadway to be closed for several hours.

Troopers said the driver of the pickup suffered moderate injuries, while a passenger in one of the big rigs had minor injuries.

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