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BATON ROUGE - Frank Davis' legacy of laughter and love for his work and his hometown lives on, even after his death. Soon, the Interstate 10 Twin Span Bridge could be named after him in a permanent tribute.

The name change is part of a bill approved Wednesday by a state Senate committee.

The proposal, Senate Bill 413 by state Sen. A.G. Crowe, R-Slidell, cleared the Senate Transportation Commiteee and next faces action in the full chamber.

If it passes the full Senate and House, the bridge would be named the 'Frank Davis Naturally N'Awlins Memorial Bridge.'

'This guy was an icon,' Crowe told The Advocate.

'He was adored by all he encountered, both in person and in radio and television, because he was such an integral part of the heart of New Orleans,' Crowe told the newspaper after the meeting.

Davis, a New Orleans native who died in December, was known for his 30-year career at Channel 4, where his 'Naturally N'Awlins' and 'Fish & Game' feature reports endeared him to viewers.

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