New Orleans Saints legend Deuce McAllister will be the first of three standout local athletes to be inducted into the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame this Saturday, August 8 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The women are getting it done at the world swimming championships. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden lowered her own world record in the 100-meter butterfly to win gold Monday night, and then Katinka Hosszu of Hungary erased a world mark from the high-tech suit era to claim the 200 individual medley.
The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting Friday officially opening Tsunami at Cypress Bayou Casino. With locations in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Tsunami hours are 4-11 p.m. Friday through Saturday and 4-10 p.m. Thursday. They will also be open during certain special events and concerts.

La. bridges get worse; money gets diverted

1. U.S. 182 in Charenton, 2.4 miles north of La. 3211
Built: 1941
Average daily traffic: 6,200 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 38.9 percent

2. U.S. 182 over Hanson Canal
Built: 1930
Average daily traffic: 3,500 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 22.8 percent

3. La. 182 over Atchafalaya River and Berwick Bay
Built: 1933
Average daily traffic: 5,900 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 6 percent

4. La. 324 over Bayou Teche, west of La. 326
Built: 1941
Average daily traffic: 1,110 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 27.8 percent

5. La. 87 over a creek, 3.9 miles south of La. 323
Built: 1952
Average daily traffic: 42 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 43 percent

6. La. 323 over Bayou Teche Oaklawn
Built: 1942
Average daily traffic: 310 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 22 percent

7. U.S. 90 over Bayou Ramos and local road
Built: 1994
Average daily traffic: 14,760 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 40 percent

8. U.S. 90 over Bayou Ramos
Built: 1994
Average daily traffic: 14,760 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 41 percent

9. Parish road over Possum Point Bayou, 2.1 miles south of U.S. 90
Built: 1992
Average daily traffic: 50 (1992)
Sufficiency rating: 48.7 percent

10. Parish road over canal
Built: 1967
Average daily traffic: 200 (1971)
Sufficiency rating: 52.4 percent
11. Parish road over coulee
Built: 1957
Average daily traffic: 1,350 (1971)
Sufficiency rating: 42.3 percent

12. Parish road over Choupique Bayou
Built: 1965
Average daily traffic: 210 (1978)
Sufficiency rating: 48.8 percent

13. Parish road over Vachere Canal
Built: 1958
Average daily traffic: 470 (1971)
Sufficiency rating: 48.8 percent

14. Parish road over Kelly Canal
Built: 1958
Average daily traffic: 210 (1971)
Sufficiency rating: 52.8 percent

A federation of consumer advocacy groups’ federal data show Louisiana has more than 1,800 bridges that need repairs.

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