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UPDATE: Estherwood pontoon bridge reopened following Monday's 18-wheeler rig crash

Posted at 11:14 PM, Sep 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-29 16:53:51-04

State Representative John Stefanski announced the reopening of the Estherwood Pontoon Bridge to the public as of September 28, 2022.

DOTD engineers told KATC, inspection of the bridge has been completed, as well as, the replacement of guard rails and damaged concrete following the aftermath of Mondays incident.

Troopers say the rig was too heavy, the driver lost control and struck the guardrail, falling into the Bayou below. Hazmat officials conducted an inspection to ensure diesel and oil did not leak from the truck engine.

According to authorities, the truck driver was not seriously injured in the crash.

Viewers tell us they were diverted away from the bridge on La. 91 and detoured to other highways to get through the area Monday morning.

Here is a photo of the scene: