The Claiborne Avenue Bridge is Back in Business

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Drivers who head to and from the Ninth Ward now have an old friend back in service.

D.O.T. crews met the Friday 4:00pm deadline to reopen the Claiborne Avenue Bridge.

Only one lane is open in each direction still giving drivers like Jamie Jackson another option, “Three choices. Now we can go over the St. Claude, go over the Claiborne or the Florida Avenue Bridge.”

The $4.8 million dollar  preservation project could keep the remaining lanes closed  another six to  weeks  so crews on the east tower  can finish up a final coat of paint.