Bridge study approved by House Bridge study approved by House Capitol News Bureau May 20, 2014 Comments A resolution that seeks a study on the feasibility of building a new bridge across the Mississippi River won Louisiana House approval Monday. The vote was 79-0. The measure, House Concurrent Resolution 100, next faces action in the Senate. House Transportation Committee Chairwoman Karen St. Germain, D-Pierre Part, told the House that a need exists for a new structure between the new Mississippi River bridge and the Sunshine Bridge. The state has a $12 billion backlog of road and bridge needs.