The Texas Street Bridge shut down Tuesday night for the official closing ceremonies for Mardi Gras.
Royalty and members of local krewes took another ride on their floats downtown to toast another successful season of parades, grand bals and beads.
A local catholic priest, then, rubbed ashes on party-goers foreheads as a reminder of Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lint.
"Remember man you are dust and dust you should return and almighty God, all of us, during lint season of prayer of fasting and arm giving," said Monsignor Earl V. Provenza, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Shreveport.
Monsignor Provenza has been coming to the bridge party for eighteen years. He's happy to help remind folks about what comes after Mardi Gras party season for certain Christians.