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Charenton Bridge Closed Indefinitely

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that LA 324 at the Charenton Bridge over Bayou Teche in St. Mary Parish will remain closed indefinitely.

The bridge closed on Monday, September 20, 2021, after inspectors deemed the condition of the bridge was unsafe. DOTD is actively developing a construction project to repair the bridge. The bridge will remain open to marine traffic.

Motorists may continue to detour by using LA 182, LA 670, LA 87, and LA 326.

DOTD reminds motorists that it is unlawful and extremely unsafe to drive around ‘road closed’ barricades at any time for any reason.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

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