"Bridge closed indefinitely." My heart sank as I read those words.
The Sunshine Bridge is the lifeline for folks who live and work in the parish, and I experienced its significance firsthand when serving the area around the bridge after the floods that inundated several of our parishes a few years ago. My grandparents were plantation owners, and I see the wonderful similarities of the countryside — the lush green sugar cane fields, the old homes, the delicious homemade food and the river flowing nearby. Named after one of our governor’s horses, the bridge takes care of its people. Let us hope that we are able to quickly find a solution to nurture the bridge back to health so it can be back in the race doing what it was designed to do, helping our state move forward.