State gets $45M for new Belle Chasse Bridge

By Jason Browne

The crucial first step toward a permanent replacement for both the Belle Chasse Tunnel and Bridge came through last week in the form of a $45 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant. Department of Transportation & Development Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson delivered multiple presentations in Plaquemines Parish over the past year explaining the state’s first-ever proposed public-private partnership (P3) to build a fixed four-lane bridge—tall enough for boats to pass underneath— right between the current bridge and tunnel.


To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.

Plaquemines Gazette

7962 Hwy 23
P.O. Box 700
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Phone: 504-392-1619
Fax: 504-392-7526