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17 Lafayette Parish bridges may soon be replaced

Posted at 10:53 AM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 11:33:30-04

Over a dozen aging bridges in Lafayette Parish may have to be replaced.

According to the Advocate, LCG has approved contracts for geotechnical engineers to perform soil borings and tests at the site of each bridge. LCG Engineer Mitch Wyble tells KATC the project will take five to seven years to complete and they are still in the early stages of the project.

The seventeen bridges, located throughout the parish, cross a number of waterways including the Vermilion River.

The Advocate learned that most of the bridges scheduled for replacement were built in the 1970s and 80s with timber pilings.

The 17 bridges scheduled for replacements are located on the following roads:

Anderson Road
Bajat Road
Bayou Tortue Road
Canberra Drive
Crestlawn Drive
Denais Road
East Butcher Switch Road
East Martial Avenue
East Peck Boulevard
Failla Road
Jenkins Road
Ranch Road
Rim Road
Rue des Etoiles Road
Stutes Road
Tolson Road
Veterinarian Road

All of these bridges are open to traffic at this time.