DENHAM SPRINGS – North River Road is open again, just over two years since the Great Flood of 2016 destroyed a bridge.

The bridge was replaced with a double 7-foot by 5-foot box culvert, according to Bambi Hall, spokesman for DOTD District 62 in Hammond.

The project cost $203,000, Hall said.

Since the bridge is out of the Denham Springs city limits, Livingston Parish government had to address the project.

The project was funded through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  

Motorists also have an improved North River Road to drive on, thanks to an overlay project courtesy of the city.

The Denham Springs City Council approved a $17,000 payment for guardrails as part of its north River Road Overlay Project.

That project, to overlay the road and widen it to 11 feet, is now complete.

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