[Updated 08:19am 05 Jan 2013]

Engineers from the Department of Transportation have completed their inspection of the bridge and determined its structure to be sound. The bridge and roadway is now open to traffic.


Details are still coming in but as of 6am this morning (Saturday) traffic on U.S. Highway 90 is being diverted to Highway 182 at Morgan City. Apparently a boat made contact with the bridge during the nightime hours.



Department of Transportation officials are currently inspecting the bridge and will decide later if and when the bridge can reopen to normal traffic.

The bridge is current closed between 2nd Street and Arkansas Street (near Morgan City). The road is closed due to accident investigation work.