The project is about 40% complete and on schedule to be complete in May, 2012.
The bridge crews are currently constructing the bridge towers and the operator’s house. After completing the towers, the next steps will be to build the counterweights* and the bridge deck. The road crews are completing the road base on LA 24 and Prospect Street, and the first lifts of asphalt should be placed on the base this summer.
Crews have removed the entire old bridge structure. The new drainage work located along La. 3087 (Prospect Street) and La. 24 (Main Street) is complete. The foundation piles for the north pier are completed. Around 28,000 cubic yards of embankment have been placed on La. 24 and La. 3087 to elevate the new roadway to meet the south bridge.
*Counterweights are used on movable bridges to balance the loads on the movable portion of the bridge. They provide for the most efficient use of the machinery needed to operate the bridge.
For questions or comments, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The center is open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also visit the project’s Web page by going to www.dotd.gov and clicking on "Projects" from the Programs & Projects section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and selecting the Prospect Bridge La. 3087 Houma Project link.
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