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I-10 bridge in Lake Charles closed for emergency repairs

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Louisiana transportation officials shut down the eastbound I-10 bridge in Lake Charles on Tuesday for emergency repairs.

According to Louisiana State Police (LSP), both lanes of I-10 eastbound over the Calcasieu River Bridge are closed for repairs near the junction with I-210 in Lake Charles.

State troopers shared a photo of a damaged expansion joint on the bridge.

LSP says that eastbound I-10 traffic is being detoured onto I-210, and drivers are asked to seek alternate routes.

Major traffic delays have been reported in the area.

Louisiana transportation officials say that I-10 east will remain closed until further notice.

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