Cameron Ferry is still out, permanent ferry will be back by mid November

CAMERON PARISH, LA (KPLC) - In Cameron Parish, the temporary ferry was in operational again. The temporary ferry was put in place because the permanent ferry is currently in dry dock in New Orleans due to its United States mandated 5 year review.

Kirk Burleigh, District 6 Police Juror Cameron Parish, would like to have a permanent bridge built for Cameron Parish's 6000 residents. However, the price tag would be more than $70,000,000.00. It is a huge price bottom line but Burleigh says it is worth it, "You have to realize also that Cameron Parish is the center hub of the Gulf Oil and Gas industry. And being the center hub with the deepwater drilling, hoping it would come across towards from east to west Fourchon back towards Cameron".

The permanent ferry, Motor Vessel Cameron 2, is scheduled to be back at home in Cameron Parish on November 15th.