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Sunshine Bridge Update (Dec. 2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-12-14

Duration: 00:04:46

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


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Wilson, Shawn Interviewee


This segment from the December 14, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s update on the repairs to the Sunshine Bridge near Donaldsonville following a barge crash on October 12th. Moreau reports that the bridge is now open on one lane in each direction. He interviews Dr. Shawn Wilson, the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), who discusses: the status of the repairs; the impact of the bridge closure on the local community; and the timeline for fully opening the bridge.