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Sunshine Bridge Update (Oct. 2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-10-26

Duration: 00:03:52

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | Louisiana. Department of Transportation and Development | Wilson, Shawn | SUNSHINE BRIDGE


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Wilson, Shawn Speaker
  • Wiley, Jeff Speaker


This segment from the October 26, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on Governor John Bel Edwards’ visit to inspect the damage on the Sunshine Bridge near Donaldsonville. Moreau reports that the Sunshine Bridge will remained closed until January 2019 as crews work to repair the damage caused by a Marquette Transportation barge with a crane crashing into the bridge on October 12th. His report includes highlights from a press conference given by Governor John Bel Edwards, Secretary Shawn Wilson of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley.