Pointe a la Hache Ferry closed indefinitely as debate rages on
In the midst of a bitter political fight over the future of the Pointe a la Hache Ferry, a rotten piece of wood has shuttered the down-the-road ferry indefinitely.
Plaquemines Parish Government announced on July 28 that the state Department of Transportation & Development had ordered the ferry closed after one of the timbers supporting the east bank ramp was found to be severely dilapidated. PPG first spotted the crumbling timber and sent photos to DOTD, which ordered the closure.
“Now that the high river has receded, we were able to inspect some timber members,” said Parish Engineer Ken Dugas. “One had deteriorated enough to draw concern, so we notified DOTD. When we sent the pics, they went out this morning (July 28) and required us to close it immediately.”
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