PORT BARRE, LA – Little Teche bridge in Port Barre opens to traffic after being closed for over two years.
St. Landry Parish Government has announced that after two years of its closing, the bridge on Little Teche Rd. between Port Barre and Leonville is open to traffic.
The bridge was closed on April 30, 2019 due to weathered pilings and deficiencies found in the substructures of the bridge.
“A priority of mine, since taking office, was to open up closed bridges and roads to complete the flow of traffic in this parish. Especially in times of emergencies, these bridges should be opened as soon as possible.” -Parish President Jessie Bellard
The funding for the reconstruction of this bridge is from the “Smooth Ride Home Program,” which was passed in 2014. The Smooth Ride Home Program is currently funding other bridge reconstruction in the parish. Additional bridges in the parish are being funded by the Louisiana “Off System Bridge Program.”