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.
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