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DOTD: Highrise reopens in time for holiday travel

Source: Fox 8 Local First Source: Fox 8 Local First
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that the Interstate 10 Highrise Bridge reopened Tuesday afternoon.

The bridge was damaged by a fire nearly a week ago and underwent emergency temporary repairs to three girders that help support the deck or driving surface of the bridge.

Contractor Boh Brothers Construction Co., LLC worked long hours each day to construct the support system beneath the eastbound left and center lanes of the bridge with the goal of reopening in time for holiday travel, a DOTD spokesperson said.

Almost 118,000 commuters travel the Highrise daily.

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