Gustav doesn't cancel Whitehouse bridge closure

By Mystic Matthews

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The wind and rain from Gustav is causing a few problems for TxDOT, but the Whitehouse bridge will be closed Friday night as scheduled.

The bridge will close to traffic starting at 8:00pm Friday, and remain closed until Saturday morning until crews finish up.

They will be hanging i-beams for the new part of the bridge.

Construction on the 59 project was delayed slightly because of the holiday and hurricane traffic, but crews expect to be back on the job Wednesday.

Due to recent weather, the Tulane bridge is now expected to be shut down the first week of October instead of the end of September.  That closure will be until the bridge is completely rebuilt.