I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge westbound lanes open after DOTD inspection, right eastbound lane open

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UPDATE:

LAKE CHARLES, La. (BRPROUD) — DOTD has announced that the right eastbound lane has opened after inspection.

Testing continues before reopening the left eastbound lane and the I-10 eastbound entrance ramp remains closed.


LAKE CHARLES, La. (BRPROUD) — The westbound lanes of the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge are now open after DOTD inspection. However, the eastbound lanes remain closed.

DOTD said bridge inspectors reviewed the surface, bridge rails, and the under bridge structures.

“DOTD’s first priority is always safety. In a week where we have had three major fires on bridge structures, I fully understand the inconvenience and disruption this bridge closure is causing, and I am pleased to open the westbound lanes. I appreciate the traveling public’s patience as we work to complete the eastbound inspection, so we can restore safe travels” said Secretary Dr. Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D.

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