Twin Span fishing pier to hold grand opening

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - A fishing pier made from parts of the old Interstate 10 Twin Span bridge that crossed Lake Pontchartrain before it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina is holding a grand opening Saturday that will feature a family fishing rodeo.

The rodeo begins at 5 a.m. Saturday and the weigh station will close at 2 p.m.

The pier is open to the public from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter. To fish from the pier costs $3. To just walk on the pier and view the sights costs $1. Children under 12 are free.

The pier has been open since May 18.

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