Authorities say the newly improved Huey P. Long Bridge is proving to be safer for motorists.
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway general manager Carleton Dufrechou tells The Times-Picayune that the number of accidents on the span dropped from 183 in 2012 to 114 in 2013.
The widened bridge opened to motorists in June 2013 after a $1.2 billion modernization.
The bridge, which crosses Mississippi River to connect the east and west banks of Jefferson Parish, is managed by the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Commission.
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