Big Lake pontoon bridge to close for maintenance

CAMERON, LA (KPLC) - The Big Lake pontoon bridge is scheduled to be closed for maintenance lake this month according to Cameron Parish authorities.  The bridge is set to close beginning April 18th and is expected to be out of service for approximately 8 weeks.

Cameron Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Director Eddie Benoit said in an email Friday the closure will mean a burn ban for part of Cameron Parish will go into effect due to the limited access for emergency vehicles.  The burn ban will cover Big Lake Island for the duration of the bridge closure.

The closure will mean a change in commute for drivers.  Big Lake Road will be the only access to the island during that time.