ST. AMANT - A temporary road providing access to residences has been installed as a bypass around a condemned bridge over New River Canal at Roundtree Road, a spokesman said Friday.

Roundtree Road runs north of La. 22 at the intersection of La. 22 and La. 936 East, Ascension Parish spokesman Lester Kenyon said.

The bridge crossing is approximately 800 feet north of La. 22 on Roundtree Road, Kenyon said.

The temporary access road is located between Roundtree Road and Marantha Acres Street, off La. 22, and runs north to serve those residences north and east of the New River Canal, Kenyon said.

The parish Public Works Department estimates replacement of the bridge will take about seven to eight months.