The Judge Seeber Bridge Maintenance Project has been extended until June 1.
During the process of refurbishing the mechanical drive systems, we found extensive damage in the structural bearing areas supporting the motors and gearboxes. We have begun fabricating new bearing plates, which are necessary before reinstalling the mechanical drive system.
This is a typical occurrence when dealing with our aging draw bridges. Once you start making repairs you begin to find more issues that need to be addressed before you can put the bridge back into safe operation.
DOTD strives to identify all the necessary work before the project begins, but when the bridge is completely out of service for an extended period, and pieces are removed our continued inspections discover further damage.
Our crews will continue to work as quickly and safely as possible to complete this phase of the bridge. We thank you for your patience and co-operation during this repair project.
For questions, or to sign up to receive periodic e-mail updates about the project, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or by e-mail at DOTDCS@la.gov. The center is open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Learn more about the project by visiting the project’s Web page at www.dotd.la.gov. Click on “Projects” from the “Programs & Projects” section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and select the “Judge Seeber Bridge Maintenance Project” link.
You can also follow the project on Facebook. Once you open a Facebook account, you can access project information by entering “Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development” or “Judge Seeber Bridge (Claiborne Ave.) Maintenance Project.”