2012 Top 10 Bridges: No. 6

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PROJECT: FOURCHON TO LEEVILLE BRIDGE (PHASE 1A)
LOCATION: Fourchon, La., to Leeville, La
COST: $139.1 million
LENGTH: 5.5 miles
DESIGNERS: CDM Smith
CONTRACTOR: James Construction Group LLC
OWNER: LaDOTD
 
 
The end-on is just the beginning. In order to prevent any disruption to, or damage of, the sensitive wetlands over which the bridge was built, LaDOTD required the contractor to utilize the end-on construction technique, which meant staging all equipment off the bridge itself rather than from barges. Hurricanes Gustav and Ike also came into play. Despite the weather-related delays, crews still completed work on time.
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