There are more than 13,000 bridges in Louisiana. Some haven’t been cared for properly or even painted for decades. The bridge pictured is in Baton Rouge, the heart of politics in Louisiana. It hasn’t been painted since 1960 and it continues to rust from neglect while sitting on a waiting list to be maintaned. The American Civil Engineering Society has graded Louisiana bridges with a “D” on the report card for infrastructure care. Meanwhile, the Crescent City Connection is rated a “B”. That’s because toll money collected has gone toward regular maintenance. We can’t let bureaucrats take over our Crescent City Connection. The loss of toll money will result in more traffic, more congestion, less security and more neglect. Say “no” to more bureaucracy and “YES” to the future of our bridge.
“This YES Vote for OUR BRIDGE is important for economic development and infrastructure improvements to the two spans of bridges and 13 miles of highway on the Westbank Expressway. This toll generates over $22 million in revenue annually. We can’t risk what might happen to our bridge without the tolls.
And, with no other viable solutions to cover this revenue being put forth, we think it’s irresponsible not to act in the best interest of business and citizens that use the CCC and adjacent roadways.”
-Todd P. Murphy, Jefferson Chamber President
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