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LA 182 Bridge over the Atchafalaya River closed until permanent repairs made

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Jul 19, 2021

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office says that DOTD has closed Highway 182 bridge over the Atchafalaya River until permanent repairs can be made.

They remind drivers that for now, the Highway 90 bridge that is undergoing construction is the only option for travel and they would like to keep it open.

Motorists are reminded to drive carefully and expect delays in the morning and afternoon commutes.

On Sunday July 18, 2020 at 1:36 PM the Berwick Police Department received numerous calls concerning an incident on the La Hwy 182 Bridge.

According to police, the trailer of a truck, which was filled with concrete, broke free and crashed into the side of the bridge. During the crash, a part of the concrete guardrail was damaged and fell onto a residence below on Third Street.

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Officers were able to make contact with the driver, identified as Byron Blakeman of Morgan City.

Blakeman was cited for Careless Operation Of A Motor Vehicle with a Crash.

No injuries were reported.

Here are some pictures from the scene:

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