Bayou Teche (Jefferson St.) Bridge Project Update
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2:20:00 PM
Completed work: The contractor finished pouring the counterweight. Since one side of the bridge is longer than the other, additional weight is added to the shorter side to keep the bridge balanced.

Continuing: At this time electrical components are being installed on the bridge. Contractors are sub-forming decking in preparation to pour concrete for the swing span. Sub-form decking includes the placement of a wood frame along the bridge. The decking will hold the concrete in place when it is poured. This project began in August 2010 and is estimated for completion in summer 2013.

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