UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE) - According to the Union Parish Sheriff's Office, a heavily traveled bridge on the way to and from Monroe is closed until further notice. The following was posted to their Facebook page Monday afternoon.
"Cook Creek Bridge on LA 143, 2.5 miles North of Junction LA 2, is closed to traffic until further notice. This closure is required in order to allow maintenance to be performed on the bridge. Detour routes will be LA 2, LA 828, LA 33 to LA 143 or other local routes you may know.
Warning! Be extremely careful using dirt parish roads as detours under current conditions. If you are not familiar with the road, stick to the above-listed detour routes. Please share with anyone who drives this "Spencer stretch" of Highway 143 N. This is between Marion and Sterlington."