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By Zach Fitzgerald | LSU Student

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development expects to begin work on more than $208 million worth of replacements and repairs during the 2012-2013 fiscal year following recent legislative approval for the funding.

DOTD Public Information Officer Dustin Annison said the DOTD has 65 proposed projects, both state and city/parish owned bridges, ready to go if the current Legislature approves the funding.

Catahoula, Lafourche, Ouachita and St. James parishes are among the parishes with the most expensive upcoming bridge projects.

DOTD Structures and Facilities Administrator David Miller, who is charge of the bridge maintenance department, said the DOTD is responsible for inspecting the more than 13,000 bridges in use in Louisiana.  Approximately 8,000 of the structures are owned by the state, the remaining 5,000 by parishes or cities.

 Miller said DOTD generally inspects each bridge once every two years, some more often.  "The poorer the condition (of a bridge), the more frequent the (inspections.)"

Normally, the state does not put out of service completely bridges being serviced unless they have low use or a convenient detour is available. 

Miller said local entities are responsible for the repair or replacement of bridges they own, adding that the state conducts most of the inspections for the cities and parishes.  The state replaces roughly 20 to 30 bridges a year, Miller said.

The state's worst problem bridge, said Miller, is the mile and a half stretch of twin bridges on U.S. 90 east of Morgan City.  Inspectors recently found cracks in the support beams.  Timber bridges, some 1,800 strong in Louisiana, require the most attention, he noted, because the timber rots over time.

Starting in May 2012, said Annison, work will begin on repainting and repairing the U. S. Highway 190 Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge, adding that the project is expected to take two years.   

Annison said the DOTD is currently working several large-scale projects, the largest being the $1.2 billion widening project on the Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans, which is expected to be completed by mid-2013.  Annison called it the most expensive bridge renovation ever undertaken by the state. 

Another major project in progress, Annison said, is the $82.9 million replacement of the Fort Buhlow Bridge on U.S. 71 that crosses the Red River between Alexandria and Pineville.  Expected completion is January 2014.

Total funding in those cases are spread over several fiscal years.

 

Parish Name

Delivery Date

Letting Date

Project Name

Estimated Construct-ion Cost

FUND

ROUTE

Type Improvement

Category

Assumption

10/31/2012

12/12/2012

BAYOU L'OURSE BRIDGE

1175

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 663

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Assumption

1/31/2013

4/10/2013

HIMALAYA CANAL BRIDGE

1500

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 1012

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Avoyelles

12/31/2012

4/10/2013

LA 1 ATCHAFALAYA BRIDGE CLEAN & PAINT

5300

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 1

CLEANING & PAINTING

Preservation Bridge Prev. Maintenance

Avoyelles, Rapides

5/11/2012

12/12/2012

BAYOU BOEUF BRIDGE

1168.17

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 1177

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Beauregard


5/8/2013

OLD RIVER ROAD BRIDGE OVER CANEY CREEK

1000

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Bienville

4/30/2012

7/11/2012

GROVER JONES ROAD BRIDGE OVER TRIB. TO B

723.8

FBROFF


NEW BRIDGE

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Bienville

2/28/2013

5/8/2013

MADDEN MILL CR & BLACK LAKE BAYOU BRIDGE

3913

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 516

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Bossier


11/14/2012

CAPLIS SLIGO ROAD BRIDGE OVER FLAT RIVER

1000

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Bossier

7/20/2012

9/12/2012

FOX SKIN BAYOU BRIDGE

2258

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 157

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Bossier

1/31/2013

5/8/2013

RED CHUTE AND OLD CHANNEL BRIDGES

4300

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 612

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

 

Caddo


 

6/12/2013

 

MORNINGSIDE DR BR OVER VIRGINIA AV DITCH

 

209.85

 

FBROFF


 

REMOVE EXISTING BRIDGE AND REPLACE IT WITH RCB CULVERT

 

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Caddo


6/12/2013

SPARKS DAVIS ROAD BRIDGE OVER TRIB. TO B

500

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Caddo

9/28/2012

12/12/2012

CREEK BRIDGE & IRISH BAYOU BRIDGE

1763

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 3049

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Caddo

2/27/2013

5/8/2013

CROSS BAYOU AND RELIEF BRIDGES

1936

FBRON

US 80

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Caddo

3/31/2013

6/12/2013

BLACK BAYOU BRIDGE

2356

FBRON

LA 530

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Caldwell


1/9/2013

MCKNIGHT RD BRIDGE OVER HURRICANE CREEK

500

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Caldwell

12/12/2012

2/13/2013

LA 557: BIRD CREEK BRIDGE

725

STPFLEX

LA 557

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Caldwell

7/10/2012

10/10/2012

BAYOU LAFOURCHE CUTOFF BRIDGE

3082.95

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 847

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Catahoula


6/12/2013

AMYX ROAD BRIDGE OVER SALEM CREEK

500

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Catahoula

12/31/2012

3/13/2013

OUACHITA RIVER BRIDGE(HARRISONBURG)

45000

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 8

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

 

 

Claiborne

 

 

10/31/2012

 

 

1/9/2013

 

 

LA 146 DRAIN BRIDGE

 

 

553

 

 

FBR-ON/OFF

 

 

LA 146

 

 

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

 

 

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Concordia


4/10/2013

JOHN WILLIAMSON ROAD BRIDGE OVER CREEK

475

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

DeSoto

9/28/2012

2/13/2013

LA175: KCS RAILWAY OVERPASS

2733.57

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 175

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

DeSoto

4/13/2012

9/12/2012

SABINE RIVER BR & APPR (LOGANSPORT)

8791.6

FBR-ON/OFF

US 84

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

East Baton Rouge


3/13/2013

I-10 MISS R BR BATON ROUGE (PIER 5 REP.)

600

REIMB STPFLEX

I-10

REP TO PIER 5 PIER PROTECTION SYSTEM DUE TO BARGE COLLISION

Preservation Bridge (on system)

East Baton Rouge

1/29/2013

4/10/2013

I-10:MISS.R BR CLEAN&SPOT PAINT-BTN RUGE

3000

FBR-ON/OFF

I-10

CLEANING AND SPOT PAINTING

Preservation Bridge Prev. Maintenance

Evangeline

6/15/2012

3/13/2013

BRIDGE OVER PRONG BAYOU

700

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Franklin

6/15/2012

5/8/2013

PARISH LINE ROAD BRIDGE - EAST

200

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Franklin

12/28/2012

3/13/2013

TURKEY CREEK BRIDGE

2724

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 3201

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Grant


5/8/2013

DOUGLAS ROAD BRIDGE OVER SWAFFORD CREEK

300

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

 

Iberia

 

2/28/2013

 

4/10/2013

 

BAYOU PARC PERDU & CREEK BRIDGES

 

928

 

FBRON

 

LA 89

 

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

 

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Iberville


12/12/2012

LEVEE ACCESS RD BR OVER BORROW PIT

1000

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Jefferson

7/31/2012

10/10/2012

GOOSE BAYOU BRIDGE

1304

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 45

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Jefferson Davis

3/28/2013

5/8/2013

US 165 BRIDGES NEAR FENTON

5500

FBRON

US 165

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Lafourche

1/31/2013

4/10/2013

WEST LAROSE VERTICAL LIFT BRIDGE REHAB

13594

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 1

BRIDGE REHABILITATION

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Morehouse

4/12/2012

6/13/2013

LOUIS WHITE AND LITTLE MO.

234.84

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Natchitoches

12/21/2012

3/13/2013

I-49: KISATCHIE BAYOU SCOUR MITIGATION

528

FBR-ON/OFF

I-49

REPAIR SLOPE FAILURE & APPLY ABUTMENT PROTECTION FROM SCOUR

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Orleans

3/28/2013

5/8/2013

I-10-INNER HARBOR CANAL BRIDGE REHAB

3000

FBR-ON/OFF

I-10

FINGER JOINTS,ROCKER BEARINGS & DECK OVERLAY

Preservation Bridge Prev. Maintenance

Ouachita

6/22/2012

9/12/2012

LA. 3033 DRAIN BRIDGE

1462

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 3033

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Ouachita

8/31/2012

12/12/2012

MISSOURI PACIFIC RR BRIDGE @ SICARD

4600

FBR-ON/OFF

US 80

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

 

Ouachita

 

12/10/2012

 

3/13/2013

 

I-20 OUACHITA  RIVER BRIDGE

 

5031

 

FBR-ON/OFF

 

I-20

 

BRIDGE REHABILITATION

 

Preservation Bridge Prev. Maintenance, Preservation Bridge (on system)










Rapides


12/12/2012

VALENTINE LAKE ROAD BRIDGE

800

FLH


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Rapides

11/30/2012

2/13/2013

US 165-X: KCS RAILWAY OVERPASS

1763

FBR-ON/OFF

US 165-X

BRIDGE REMOVAL. REPLACE WITH AT GRADE CROSSING

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Rapides

3/30/2012

7/11/2012

BAYOU JEAN DEJEAN BRIDGE

5325

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 1

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Red River

4/30/2012

7/11/2012

BLACK LAKE BAYOU RELIEF BRIDGE

3631.24

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 155

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Sabine


12/12/2012

SHUTEYE ROAD BRIDGE OVER UNNAMED CREEK

350

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

St. James

7/2/2012

9/12/2012

LA 70: MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE - PH. II

19000

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 70

REPAIR, CLEANING AND PAINTING

Preservation Bridge (on system)

 

 

St. Landry


 

 

12/12/2012

 

 

PRAYER HOUSE ROAD BRIDGE OVER BAYOU BELL

 

 

350

 

 

FBROFF


 

 

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

 

 

Preservation Bridge (off system)

St. Landry

5/31/2012

8/8/2012

BAYOU PLAQUEMINE BRIDGE

635

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 104

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

St. Landry

12/31/2012

4/10/2013

US 190 KROTZ SPGS ATCHAF BR CLEAN&PAINT

5000

FBR-ON/OFF

US 190

CLEANING AND PAINTING

Preservation Bridge Prev. Maintenance

St. Martin

3/8/2013

5/8/2013

BAYOU ALEXANDRE

1219

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 3083

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

St. Mary

3/30/2012

12/12/2012

BAYOU TECHE BRIDGE(OAKLAWN)

9342.13

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 323

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Tangipahoa

3/30/2012

7/11/2012

GILL CR. & CREEK BRIDGES

1419

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 440

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Tensas


12/12/2012

DUNBAR ROAD BRIDGE OVER BAYOU VIDAL

1000

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Terrebonne

3/23/2012

7/11/2012

LITTLE CAILLOU BAYOU & BAYOU LACARPE BR

2279.46

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 24, LA 661

CLEANING, PAINTING AND STRUCTURAL REPAIRS; B-LIST

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Vermilion

8/14/2012

11/14/2012

MAREE MICHEL CANAL BRIDGE

881

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 332

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Vermilion

1/30/2013

6/12/2013

MAREE MICHEL AND CREEK BRIDGES

922

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 91

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

 

Vermilion

 

12/31/2012

 

2/13/2013

 

CREEK BRIDGES NEAR BOSTON

 

1323

 

FBR-ON/OFF

 

LA 331

 

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

 

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Vernon


12/12/2012

BOUNDARY ROAD BRIDGE

400

FLH


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Vernon

11/30/2012

2/13/2013

LA 121 BRIDGES NEAR HINESTON

9188

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 121

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Washington


1/9/2013

MONROE CREEK ROAD BRIDGES

800

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Washington


1/9/2013

PETERSON ROAD BRIDGE OVER GORMAN CREEK

1100

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Webster

12/14/2012

3/13/2013

INDIAN CREEK & THORNY BRANCH BRDGS.

2190

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 2

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

Winn


3/13/2013

CARTER CROSSING BRIDGE OVER DUGDEMONA RI

1200

FBROFF


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (off system)

Winn

4/11/2012

7/11/2012

IATT CREEK & REDLAND CREEK BRIDGES

1838

FBR-ON/OFF

LA 34

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Preservation Bridge (on system)

 

 

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