Apr 25, 2013 6:57 PM by Tonya LaCoste
It'll be two to three months until the damaged bridge on Dulles Dr. is repaired. Lafayette Consolidated Government City Engineer Mitch Wyble said after a thorough inspection, it was determined two panels of the concrete driving surface need to be replaced, one guardrail must be replaced and the other repaired, and repairs need to be done underneath the bridge.
The bridge is between Westgate Rd. and Domingue St. and was damaged April 18 when a crane truck went off the bridge and fell into a ditch.
Wyble said he's in the process of having a manufacturer build the concrete slabs and other parts needed to fix the bridge. He's putting the project out to bid and hopes to authorize the job by the end of next week. "It's a one month process just on fabricating the material," Wyble said. He said it'll take 21 days for the concrete to cure, which helps it strengthen and resist cracking.