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Dec 30, 2013
HARRISONBURG – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal highlighted a nearly $36 million investment to replace a 71 year old bridge in Catahoula Parish. The La. 8 Ouachita River Bridge in Harrisonburg was built in 1932 and needs to be replaced due to its age.
The bridge serves over 1,600 motorists each day, and is mainly used for local traffic, but also serves many farmers and 18-wheelers.Work is expected to begin by the beginning of February and scheduled for completion in the summer of 2016.
Governor Jindal said, “Investing in our infrastructure is critical because it helps to make our state more attractive for businesses that want to invest and create jobs for our people, but most importantly, it means we have safer roads for our families. That’s why this investment is so important. This bridge is over 70 years old and this investment will help improve the flow of commerce and help ensure our people have a safe route to travel.
Since 2008, the Jindal Administration has made transportation and infrastructure projects a top priority by investing an unprecedented $5.6 billion in Louisiana's infrastructure.