Opening Ceremony for Bayou Lafourche Bridge in Larose

March 19 2013 | News

On March 8, ECM was in attendance for the Opening Ceremony of the Bayou Lafourche Bridge in Larose. This LADOTD bridge project was a $31 million ARAA-funded project and the third largest transportation project in the state of Louisiana. ECM provided Construction Engineering and Inspection (CE&I) services for LADOTD during the construction of this vertical lift bridge.

Replacing an existing two-lane pontoon bridge on La. 310, which connected La. 1 to La. 38, the new bridge was built about a quarter mile away from the existing bridge and is a six-lane vertical-lift bridge connecting the La. 657 alignment to Highway 3235. The replacement bridge now provides a more substantially efficient freight corridor to access America’s busiest intermodal energy port, Port Fourchon, as well as Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island, Grand Isle. Approximately 18% of the nation’s energy supply is serviced through the La. 1 corridor, which is the nation’s sole congressionally designated High Priority Corridor for its role as “critical energy infrastructure.”

Henry Boulet, Executive Director of the LA 1 Coalition, served as the Master of Ceremonies. Also participating in the ceremony were the LADOTD Secretary, U.S. and State Representatives, Lafourche Parish officials, and members of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission and LA 1 Coalition.  




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