MDOT Make Repairs To Mississippi River Bridge In Natchez

NATCHEZ, MS (AP) — Crews have put the last of the concrete barriers in place in preparation for converting the south Mississippi River bridge to two-way traffic.

         Westbound traffic lanes connecting Natchez and Vidalia, LA, were to close for about seven weeks beginning Wednesday.

         Michael Flood, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, tells The Natchez Democrat’s Jan Griffey that crews are replacing said the pins and links on the westbound bridge, which was completed in 1940.

         The pins and links — pieces of round steel, six or seven inches in diameter and two or three feet long —allow the bridge to be flexible.

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