D'IBERVILLE -- Interstate 10 reopened on schedule at 9 a.m. Sunday, 14 hours after it was closed for the demolition of the bridge that crossed the highway at D'Iberville Boulevard and old Mississippi 67.
"Everything went fine," said Rupert Lacy, Harrison County emergency management director.
He said there was no traffic backup on Interstate 10 or Mississippi 67.
Some drivers got lost when they used the GPS system in their cars for directions instead of following the detour, Lacy said.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation closed both eastbound and westbound lanes of the interstate at 7 p.m. Saturday and worked through the night to demolish the bridge.
Traffic was diverted north of the interstate on a 19-mile detour, although local drivers who know the back roads could take shorter detours.
MDOT, the state Highway Patrol, the Harrison County Sheriff's Office and police from Biloxi, Gulfport and D'Iberville provided traffic control.
A new bridge will now be built over Interstate 10.