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Bridge demolition to close portion of I-610 this weekend

Portion of I-610 to close this weekend for Wisner Bridge demolition. (Source: FOX 8 Photo) Portion of I-610 to close this weekend for Wisner Bridge demolition. (Source: FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The demolition of the Wisner Bridge will shut down an entire section of I-610 westbound and eastbound from the I-10 split to the Gentilly Blvd. entrance ramp.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation says the closure will begin on Friday at 10:00 p.m. and end on Monday at 5:00 a.m. An alternate route for drivers will be I-10 in both directions. 

Workers will demolish the old Wisner Bridge over I-610 and replace it with a new $19.5 million span that will include bike and jogging lanes.The project is expected to be complete in 2017.

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