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Crews to build third artificial reef in Lake Pontchartrain

Ric Feld/AP File Ric Feld/AP File

Slidell, La.- Construction will begin next week on the latest in a string of artificial reefs in Lake Pontchartrain.

Crews have already built two reefs using material from the old Twin Spans Bridge, which took a beating during Hurricane Katrina.

The third reef will be located near the St. Tammany Fishing Pier, not far from the Slidell lakefront.

The recycled concrete and other materials will be broken down into pieces that are about seven inches in diameter.

Partners in the project include Louisiana's Coastal Conservation Association, the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries, Shell Oil, and Bertucci Contractors.


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