Bayou Manchac Bridge on Old Perkins reopens to traffic
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reported the Bayou Manchac Bridge on LA 427 (Old Perkins Road) is now open.
It was closed due to high water during the rains in mid-May and there was concern the floodwaters had damaged it.
Officials said crews inspected the bridge and deemed it safe for drivers.
They added the inspection was delayed due to high water on Bayou Manchac.
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- Ascension Parish pumps floodwaters from Spanish Lake into Bayou Manchac
- Ascension Parish residents anxiously wait for solution to flooding
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