The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), in coordination with the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office and the Federal Highway Administration, has commissioned a project to study historic bridges in the state, and to develop a process to manage and preserve these valued resources.
Mead & Hunt, a national consulting firm that specializes in historic bridges, will assist in the preparation of the Historic Bridge Inventory. Additional information, updates, and a downloadable form for sharing information about bridges in your community are available on the project website at: http://www.dotd.la.gov/administration/public_info/projects/historicbridges/
Several public presentations are currently scheduled and interested individuals and groups are invited to attend.
Presentations are currently scheduled for:
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 – 7 p.m.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Headquarters Building
1201 Capitol Access Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Thursday, August 9, 2012 – 6 p.m.
Natchitoches Events Center, 750 2nd Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Additional meetings are tentatively scheduled for mid-September in Monroe and early October in Lafayette.
Refer to the project website for regular updates on upcoming presentations.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email email@example.com, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.