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Magnolia Bridge Replacement Project Update

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Submitted by Rep. Richardson's Office

La. 64 Magnolia Bridge Replacement Project Update

April 1, 2011

The contractor has begun working on the east end of the bridge, which is on the Livingston Parish side of the project towards the west end. The new bridge will have a total of 28 bents supporting the bridge. A bent consists of piles and caps. Piles are concrete posts driven into the ground which act as supports for the bridge. A cap is placed on top to allow crews to place girders from bent to bent.

The contractor has completed two bents and is working on a third. Crews are also working on completing the access road for the project.The access road will provide the crews with access in and out of the construction site and not impeded the flow of traffic on the old bridge.

This picture shows the forming caps looking east.

For questions or comments, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or e-mail dotdcs@la.gov. 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 LA 64 Magnolia Bridge Replacement Project link.

You can also follow the La. 64 Magnolia Bridge Replacement Project on Facebook.

Again, we thank you for your feedback and patience during this construction. Additionally, at your convenience, please let us know how we are doing by filling out our Customer Service Survey.

State Project Number: 262-31-0016

Start date: October 2010

Finish date: Fall 2012

Cost: $19.9 Million

Contractor: L & A Contracting Co. of Hattiesburg, MS

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