BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State transportation officials are trying to negotiate a $174 million federal loan to ease problems in paying for a toll bridge in south Louisiana.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/12ENZQM ) the $371 million bridge, which opened in 2009, is on Louisiana Highway 1 in Leeville and crosses Bayou Lafourche, just west of Grand Isle.
It is on a key corridor use to haul crude oil and natural gas supplies and is heavily used by fishermen.
Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said in a report earlier this month that the toll bridge is failing to generate enough revenue to pay for the structure.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com