Keeping the parish road bridges in good repair is a continuing job, one that takes skills in demolition, crane work, and precise placement of concrete panels. At least that was the case back in the 1983 when this Red Bluff Road bridge was hit by trees coming down the waterway during a massive flood and the embankment was washed away.
Bridges that cross the Bogue Falaya in that area include the Bruhl Road bridge, the Million Dollar Road bridge near the Girl Scout camp, the St. Joseph Abbey bridge and the Hosmer Mill Road bridge.
Police Jurors Floyd Glass and Herman Sharp were on the scene. The repairs were done by Branco, Inc. and one of the persons doing the work was identified as Johnny Brandt running the crane and on the bridge. Brandt built several bridges in St. Tammany parish and Tangipahoa parish.