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New Mississippi River Bridge Opposition (2022)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-04-22

Duration: 00:06:36

Subjects: Transportation | BRIDGES


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker


This segment from the April 22, 2022, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the Legislature voting against allocating $500 million to start the process of building a new Mississippi River Bridge in the Baton Rouge area and instead moving that funding into a trust to be divided among other projects. His report includes highlights of Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about why the Edwards’ Administration proposed the $500 million in funding for the new bridge project.