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Bridge partly closed while emergency repairs are done

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Posted at 1:36 PM, May 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-01 17:11:51-04

A viewer sent us a picture of the U.S. 190 bridge near the Tractor Supply in Opelousas.

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When we forwarded it to DOTD today, they confirmed that the bridge was damaged and said repairs are underway.

"DOTD was made aware of this bridge on Saturday. Crews closed the right, westbound lane that same day. Our bridge crews are on site this week making the necessary repairs. The lane will more than likely be closed for the entire week to allow the concrete to cure," a statement from the department reads.

We've asked if there's any indication of what caused the damage, but the DOTD spokesperson said she didn't have any additional information. She did say the bridge was scheduled to be replaced in the 2024-25 fiscal year.

DOTD officials did say that the bridge was inspected just last month "with no critical findings."