Calcasieu

I-10 Bridge in Lake Charles rated 6.6 out of 100

Government and economic development groups in Calcasieu Parish are looking to Houston and beyond for ideas on funding that will replace the kinda-scary Interstate-10 bridge over the Calcasieu River in Lake Charles.

If you’ve ventured west you know the bridge for its steep arc and iconic iron flint-lock pistols in the railing. The American Press Newspaper reports that officials are considering a plan that would replace the bridge and pay for it through electronic tolling.

The bridge has been rated a 6.6 out of 100 by the national bridge registry. Estimated cost of replacement runs from $400 to $800 million dollars.