Causeway Bridge open in both directions after crews complete work on drawbridge

Causeway Bridge open in both directions after crews complete work on drawbridge
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Crews have completed work on the Causeway Bridge that caused delays for most of Sunday and both spans have been opened. Bridge officials say that the southbound span opened around 5:30 p.m. and the northbound around 5:45.

The drawbridge on the northbound bridge was closed for several hours so crews can make repairs.

On Thursday, a guide for the collar for one of the drawbridge's locking pins broke.

While the work is was being done, traffic was detoured onto the southbound bridge. A Causeway official says that authorities responded to three accidents on the bridge while traffic was being detoured.

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