St. Claude Bridge closed to traffic morning of April 2 while equipment moved to IHNC Lock

USACE New Orleans District
Published April 2, 2024

 NEW ORLEANS – The St. Claude Bridge in New Orleans, La., is scheduled to be closed to vehicular traffic on April 2, 2024, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. while the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, New Orleans District conducts emergency repairs to address a failed hinge gate assembly at the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lock. 

During that time, the bridge will be locked in the upright position to allow a crane to be moved to the lock from the Mississippi River. Once the crane has passed underneath the bridge, the bridge will be lowered to allow vehicular traffic to resume.

Repairs to the IHNC Lock are expected to be completed in early April 2024.

Ricky Boyett

Release no. 24-016