NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - State transportation officials say a barrier malfunction forced crews to shut down the Judge Seeber Bridge.
The Department of Transportation and Development says workers are on site repairing the safety barrier. It serves as the last defense to stop vehicles from going off the bridge into the water.
Both directions are expected to be closed at least two hours and officials say the bridge could likely be reopened by 3:30 p.m.
People who drive across the Judge Seeber Bridge, also known as the Claiborne Avenue Bridge, can take the St. Claude Avenue or Florida Avenue bridges as alternate routes.
Officials say they'll announce when the bridge can safely reopen to traffic.