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Opelousas bridge will be closed for more than a year

Posted at 3:15 PM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 16:15:32-05

The Judson Walsh bridge in Opelousas will be closed for at least another year and a half.

DOTD officials say construction bids are scheduled to go out by June of 2019 with construction to begin in the fall of that year.

The bridge is just off I-49 on Judson Walsh Drive. Opelousas High School is located just a few blocks away from the bridge.

Estimated construction time is around 10 months. The bridge failed a routine inspection by the parish government earlier this year finding the bridge was structurally unsound.

A map of where the bridge is located is provided below: