New fishing pier draws crowds

New fishing pier draws crowds

New fishing pier draws crowds

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Associated Press

Posted on May 26, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 2:05 PM

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Almost 1,300 people visited the new St. Tammany Parish fishing pier in Slidell on its opening weekend, May 18-20, parish officials said.

The pier, on Lake Pontchartrain's north shore, was built from sections of the original Interstate 10 twin spans that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

A fishing rodeo is planned at the pier on June 2. Details are available online at www.stpgov.org/gofishing or by calling 985-649-3037.

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