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Mar 7, 2013 8:55 AM by AP

Larose lift bridge to open Friday

LAROSE, La. (AP) - State transportation officials say the Larose Lift Bridge will open Friday after months of construction delays.

A ceremony at the new, six-lane bridge will mark the 3 p.m. opening.

Officials say the bridge will provide a more efficient route for oil-and-gas industry trucks heading to and from Port Fourchon.

Work began on the $30 million project in July 2010. It is being paid for through federal stimulus money.

The bridge's opening has been delayed multiple times due to required technical adjustments to ensure the bridge's lifting mechanisms function properly. The structure, built by Baton Rouge-based James Construction, will connect Louisiana Highway 308 and Louisiana 1 to Louisiana 3235 through.

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Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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