DOTD announces upcoming LA 47 bridge closure in Orleans Parish
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 2:41:59 PM
Orleans Parish- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces an upcoming bridge closure on the Intracoastal Waterway Gulf Outlet (IWGO) Bridge, also known as the Green Bridge, on LA 47 in Orleans Parish beginning 9 p.m. on Friday, October 1 until 5 a.m. on Monday, October 4 and 9 p.m. on Friday, October 8 until 5 a.m. on Monday, October 11.

This closure is necessary to allow crews to perform a topographic 3D scan and survey of the IWGO Bridge in preparation for a future project to rehabilitate this historical bridge. Motorists are advised to use the alternate detour on LA 39 to I-10 or U.S. 90 to I-10. From the Interstate the detour routes are as follows:

· I-10 EB to LA 39 (North Claiborne) Avenue
· I-10 WB to LA 3021 (Elysian Fields Avenue) to LA 39
· I-610 EB to LA 3021 (Elysian Fields Avenue) to LA 39

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions by going to You can also download the app to your smartphone or use the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from your telephone and saying the route or region where you are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at