Denham Road Bridge over Beaver Bayou closes for repairs

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.”