I was in New Orleans last night after going to a job site up the river to estimate a bid. We decided to return through New Orleans to eat dinner at Mothers, down-town. Dinner was wonderful and I highly recommend the place for authentic coon-ass chow. We decided to walk across to a micro-brewery at Herrods and visit with a friend of Chip's. When we finally started back to Mobile, traffic on I-10 was at a stand-still. There was an entire block ablaze just to the left of the highway in Elysian Fields. There were no fire-fighters there and all the surrounding buildings were catching on fire. We thought that this might be the reason for the delays but turns out, it wasn't. We were eventually directed to a detour by Military Police in urban Camo. AT every light along the detour, there were MPs in camo. Not a NO cop to be found. Someone said that a box of nails had been dropped on the bridge. After a two hour delay, we made it across the industrial canal on the causeway and got back to I-10. We were nearly to Gulfport before there was any mention of the delays on the local radio station. They claimed that the bridge had been damaged in some undescribed manner and would be out of service for several hours. A later radio announcement said the span might be out of commission for a few days. Doesn't sound like a box of nails to me and WTF is it with all the MPs?