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Bridge collapses off of Camp Road in West Monroe

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MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News)- A bridge in West Monroe on Vocational Parkway collapsed as a trackhoe was attempting to make repairs.

No injuries have been reported, but Louisiana Delta Community College will be canceling its classes at its West Monroe campus due to the road closure.

According to Ouachita Public Works, the bridge had been experiencing some deterioration due to recent rain. Crews tell KNOE that heavy rains found a weak spot under the bridge, and washed out a culvert. They began making repairs Saturday night, and Sunday morning a trackhoe on the bridge caused it to collapse.

The bridge gives access not only to LDCC West Monroe, but many businesses located along Vocational Parkway. Both Ouachita Public Works and DOTD have began preparations for an alternate route.

Ouachita Public Works say a temporary route will be in full operation by Tuesday night. Officials say the outside eastbound lane of Interstate 20 may be used as a detour for those needing to travel on Vocational Parkway.

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