HUEY P. LONG RAILROAD BRIDGE

HUEY P. LONG RAILROAD BRIDGE

crane and building materials at the Huey P. Long Railroad Bridge construction site
HUEY P. LONG RAILROAD BRIDGE

Project Description

Client: New Orleans Public Belt Railroad & Louisiana Department of Transportation

Location: New Orleans, LA

Date of Completion: June 2008

Boh Bros. constructed Phase II of the Huey P. Long Bridge project. Under Phase II, two areas of the bridge were relocated and modified to allow for future roadways for the new bridge approaches. On the East Bank of the Mississippi River, Boh Bros. constructed three new bridge piers to support the longer girder spans. The construction consisted of H-piles, temporary steel sheeting, concrete footings and caps. In order to ensure rail traffic throughout the project, Boh built temporary shoring to support the large structures. Boh removed three 78 foot and two 45 foot superstructure sections, as well as two existing towers. West Bank modifications required construction of two new concrete footings and columns to accommodate a steel cross girder. This cross girder will serve as the pier caps for future traffic.

Challenges: Some aspects of the project required closure of the railroad, impacting the east-west transit across the Mississippi. Precise coordination with the railroad led to a successful closure and erection of the members.

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sunrise coming through cranes and piles on Boh Bros. Construction Site
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Client: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD)

Location: Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, LA

Date of Completion: Jan 2006

Boh Bros. was awarded the project by LA DOTD to serve as the prime contractor for the Emergency Repair of the I-10 Twin Spans (approximately 5.5 miles) over Lake Pontchartrain damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Damage included 58 spans missing or partially submerged, 437 spans out of alignment, and numerous damaged pilings and concrete spalls. This project demonstrated our ability to manage and construct an extremely large, fast-paced critical project. Boh Bros. completed the critical east bound bridge repairs in only 29 days.

Major features: 90% self-performed, recipient of AGC Build America Award, delivered on-time and on-budget, and earned an early completion bonus allowed for Phase I by opening the eastbound span in 29 days.

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