DOTD reopens the I-10 Highrise in New Orleans
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2:23:50 PM
Contact: Bambi Hall

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the Interstate 10 Highrise Bridge is now reopened. The bridge was damaged by a fire nearly a week ago and underwent emergency temporary repairs to three girders that help support the deck or driving surface of the bridge.

Contractor Boh Brothers Construction Co., LLC worked long hours each day to construct the support system beneath the eastbound left and center lanes of the bridge with the goal of reopening in time for holiday travel. Almost 118,000 commuters travel the Highrise, daily.

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