If you normally cross the Vermilion River on the Ambassador Caffery bridge each evening you might plan an alternate route tonight.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation has announced the bridge will be closed between 9:00PM tonight and 4:00AM Thursday to allow crews to remove the bridge barriers making way for an oversize load to cross the river. That oversize load of equipment is being transported from Carencro to New Iberia.

Traffic congestion is expected to occur before and after those times due to the slow movement of the oversize load.