The bridge on Swan Lake Road just north of Modica Lott Road has been closed by Bossier Parish after a routine inspection by the Parish Engineer found the bridge in need of emergency repairs.
The bridge will be closed until repairs are complete and is expected to reopen Thursday evening September 23, 2010, or Friday morning September 24, 2010.
As a result, the closure effectively closes Swan Lake Road in both directions at that location. Fire and EMS mutual aid arrangements have been made with the Benton Fire Department and Bossier Parish EMS to respond to emergency calls in the Tiburon Subdivision which is in the Bossier City limits.
The Bossier City Fire Department will also cover homes south of the bridge that are not in the city limits.
The Bossier City Police Department has made a similar arrangement with the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office for the duration of the bridge closure. Residents that live north of the closed bridge will have to access Swan Lake Road from Airline Drive until the repairs are complete and the bridge reopens.