Shreveport to get new bridge, Monroe probably not
Posted on 6/27/2016 6:34:00 AM.

Plans are in the works for Shreveport-Bossier to get a new bridge over the Red River, and Monroe residents are asking when will the state pay for a new bridge over the Ouachita River, as there’s been talk of a new bridge in that area for decades. Ouachita parish police juror Walt Caldwell says a new bridge in Monroe would cost around $300 million, and there isn’t enough money in the state capital outlay budget to cover the cost.
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Lea Joyner Bridge expected to open sooner than target date
Posted on 7/23/2013 9:22:00 AM.
Good news for motorists in the Monroe area who are waiting for the Lea Joyner Bridge to re-open. State department of transportation spokesperson Susan Stafford says repairs to the 80-year-old bridge are going well and it should reopen before the August ninth target date. 
 
Stafford says the installation of the two main bearings on the eastern span of the Lea Joyner Bridge is expected to be completed today.
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Update: Lea Joyner Bridge to open today now at NOON
Posted on 6/28/2013 6:00:00 AM.
Motorists in Monroe and West Monroe will be happy to hear that the Lea Joyner bridge will re-open for 12 days beginning NOON. The Louisville Bridge is undergoing an $8.2 million project to replace the bearings on each side of the bridge.

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