On May 16th in Bay St. Louis is the third annual "Bridge Fest", celebrating the reopening of the Pass Bridge.
The bridge was destroyed by Katrina in 2005
MDOT proceeded with the state’s first ever "design/build" contract, accelerating project completion by hiring the same contractor to oversee project design and construction. The new bridge was built higher, eliminating the need for a draw. The contract was awarded in January 2006 and it opened with one lane in each direction in May 2007, earlier than scheduled; and all work was completed on time by November 2007.
Hubby and I stumbled upon this fest last year when we went to lunch at Rickey's in Bay St. Louis. A small festival that's chock full or food, art, freebies and extremely friendly people.
Here's a link to a traffic cam for the bridge .