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FLORIDA AVENUE BRIDGE (updated on 11/24/15)
The Florida Avenue Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic on Thursday & Friday (November 26th & 27th) due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The bridge will re-open Monday, November 30th at 6:30 AM and resume its current schedule as indicated below. This closure will not affect marine traffic or rail traffic.
Except for the weekday closure noted above, the Florida Avenue Bridge is currently open to vehicular traffic from 6:30 AM until 6:00 PM, Monday - Friday, but the roadway remains closed on week nights and weekends due to problems with the bridge control system. The bridge is operating normally for marine traffic and rail traffic, and it will fully re-open to vehicular traffic (24/7) when the control system is fully repaired.
Alternate Routes: Judge Seeber (Claiborne Ave.) Bridge & St. Claude Ave. Bridge
Bridge Status & Contact Information
The Port of New Orleans owns and operates four bridges across the Inner Harbor - Navigation Canal. To help expedite vehicular traffic during peak drive times, the bridges will not be drawn for maritime traffic (except in the case of an emergency) during restricted hours on weekdays (Monday-Friday), excluding Federal Holidays. These restricted hours are known as bridge curfews.
3:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Not Applicable (the bridge is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic due to roadway conditions)
(railroad bridge only)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 am
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Note: From 8:00 pm until 7:00 am, 4 hours notice is required for marine openings.
For information about the IHNC locks operated by the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers north of the St. Claude Bridge, go to: http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/od/lockupdates/lockstatus.asp?lockid=3