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UPDATE: Rayne bridge open after inspection

Posted at 8:20 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-06 12:34:02-04
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Rayne Police say that the bridge on Hwy. 35 near Chef Roy's is open after DOTD conducted an inspection.

According to police, DOTD has finished their inspection and made the necessary repairs.

Police thank the community for their patience.


Rayne Police say that the bridge north of Rayne near Chef Roy's on Hwy. 35 is closed until further notice after it began to buckle.

Police say that the bridge sank eight inches and then began to buckle, which caused damage to vehicles.

The Department of Transportation and Development is currently conducting an inspection on the bridge to figure out why it sunk in the first place.

Rayne Police are on scene directing traffic and drivers are asked to take an alternate route.

One alternate route is Nation Rd. to Hwy. 98.

Police say they will update on the situation once DOTD has completed their inspection.