The Denham Road Bridge over Beaver Bayou will be closed for the next week or two for repairs, the East Baton Rouge City-Parish Department of Public Works announced Tuesday morning.
As an alternate route, take Greenwell Springs Road to Hooper Road, to Sullivan Road, to Joor Road to Greenwell Springs-Port Hudson Road to Libery Road, the agency suggested.
Inspector Tom Stephens anticpated crews closing the bridge at about 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
While the bridge didn’t pose an immediate danger, a recent inspection found two pilings beneath it that need repair, Stephens said. “That generally takes one to two weeks to do.”