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Toll lane is now open.

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   KNOTSANE
This is some good news.
http://www.thelafourchegazette.com/article.php?id=N6829
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That looks simple enough! I hope that piece of paper with the duct tape holding it on isn't the operating instructions.
Thanks for the link, knotsane.
Good luck!
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   toodeep
at 12 today the 21st there was a 30 minute wait to get to the bridge. i hope they get this fixed before the big rodeos start.
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   youtoo
Good news ...are you kidding me! Traffic was backed up one mile north of toll bridge. I have a
geaux pass and it took me 25minutes to get through the toll section of the bridge. Can Louisiana do anything right? Put people on the ground collecting money and add a second lane at least one mile long for geaux pass. All engineers and managers responsible for this should be fired.
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the whole problem with this situation is, politicians or whoever is in charge, just ain't got no common sense or just wants more money for their big old pockets!!! human beings is the simple answer!!! its funny, how us little simple people, in their eyes, can see it very clearly and the highly intelligent people????, can't!!!
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   keakar
c'mon now, this is freakin crazy!

put a few real life people to work and be done with it!

how much does it really cost to put somebody in the booth making minimum wage, really!

even a monkey knows bill slots even on the best of days only accept about half the bills put in them and nobody in thier infinate wisdom ever expected a major cluster fluck with this system?

take the soon to be out of work toll collectors from the GNO bridge and send them to leeville to solve this fiasco
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6-22-12 Toll machine out of order. Traffic backed up, engineer were working on it, don't know how long it took. my dad had a past so he went around and went on his way.
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   MilesD
Just when I thought that whole bridge system (not just the tolls the whole thing) couldn't get any dumber they do this. Theres not enough space to get the geaux pass folks around to let them go and traffic will be backed up for miles. This will inevitably invite pissed off (and rightfully so) geaux pass holders to try to go around and there will be a wreck very soon adding to the fustercluck. As dumb as the old system was it was still better than this. I never had a problem with the old system as I paid on my phone each trip. If you are going down for tarpon better leave an extra day early.
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   e-man (R)
DO NOT!!! Try to go around the line of traffic unless there is a flagman or police man telling you to do so. The state police are watching the line and writing tickets . Also they are patrolling the elevated road and writing speeding tickets.
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   keakar
sounds about right!

never pass up a chance to fleece the public and take advantage of a situation they themselves created
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why didn't, they just keep the old system and if you didn't want to pay ahead, like the internet, kiosk, whatever, just drive thru and the camera will take a picture of your plate! then, just mail you a bill for the toll and add forty whatever cents to the toll for the stamp or one dollar to the toll, for a convenience charge??? i would be glad to pay the convienence charge!!! nothing surprises me anymore!!! now, they got the cops giving tickets, because they know people will be peed off!!! they just can't pass up the opportuniy to prey on the people, to make more money!!! it sure does suck!!! only in louisiana????????? i think, if i was mayor of grand isle, i would really be peed off, about all of this, because the only thing, this will do to grand isle, is cause lost revenue, because some people, will not put up with the aggravation and just go to the gulf coast, a lot easier, and who can blame them!!! GOOD LUCK, TARPON RODEO!!!! my grandson went to the island this weekend, i will let ya'll know how he made out, with the new system!!!
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6-23 12-- 18 WHEEL TANKER ACCIDENT ON BRIGGE AT 5 AM THIS MORMING TRAFFIC BACK UP ON NORTH SIDE ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOD GATE, SOUTH SIDE ALL THE WAY TO FOURCHON, HOURS OF DALEY.
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   JR
20 years after the Golden Meadows 'Speed trap' was by-passed, they're back in the saddle again with their pet Toll Bridge. 10 to 1 they make more money off fines than passes. A while ago they shut down all the pay ATM's but kept their camera running 24/7. What a cluster
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Back in my younger days, we'd loadup the 12 ft. Monark and 9.8 Merc. in the back of my Ford pickup and head to GM on a Sat. morning. Got a ticket in front of Dufrene's Bakery going 36 in a 35. Cop had doughnut sugar on his upper lip while he was writing the ticket!
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   e-man (R)
Poppingcork,
Why did ya have to bring up dufrene's?
Now ya got my mouth watering for french bread and doughnuts and its only 9:30.
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E-man, that was good french bread! The shoe soles were my favorite! A shoe sole and a pint of milk, then you're ready to fish!
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Geronimo sez:...'ya two Obama loafers better get to work...'da skinny Hindu needs the tax base up in 'Red Sticky'...cheers

P/S...we helped the barber get a 90 y/o customer in the chair yesterday...would you believe what he said:...'the Remagen Bridge had less commotion then Leeville' ??? (the old guy was pretty sharp)...cheers
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The speed trap was something ! Chet Boudreax was the policemans name I think . He wrote me more tickets than the law will allow !
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Hey Admiral, if the 90 yr. old gent was at the Remagen bridge in 1945 and you see him again, he needs a sincere 'Thank You'.
'BaRocky Loafer' LOL!
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I dunn'no Cork...we all got sidetracted when he started talk'n about...'on top'da banks of 'da Rhine on top of a fraulein'...'ya know how confusing 'dem old guys are ???...cheers
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ya, the big round french bread!!!
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LOL and can't stop!
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Maybe if Dufrene's was still open, we'd have something to eat while waiting. Cap bread and brownies!
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   Dr. Spot
Don't forget the gingerbread.
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oh ya, i forgot, was it sum gud or what???
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White boots, haven't heard french bread called that in years! Wonder where that name came from?
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