Weeks Island Bridge Project
Monday, March 28, 2011 at 4:43:01 PM

The project is moving ahead, and the contractor remains on schedule for completion of Stumpy Bayou Bridge near the end of May.


This past week crews finished pouring the last of the nine caps that sit on top of the piles. One of the 20-foot slabs for the north side of the bridge has been formed. The crane has moved back to the barge in preparation of unloading and placing steel girders next week.


Work scheduled for this week will be to continue removing the old bridge. Crews will also work on forming up and placing portions of the curtain wall. (The curtain wall serves as a height transition between the flat slab of the deck spans and girder spans.) Crews will also finish formwork and begin placing the 20-foot slabs for the north side of the bridge.


Learn more about the job by visiting the project’s Web page at www.dotd.la.gov. Click on “Projects” from the “Programs & Projects” section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and select the “Weeks Island Bridges Project” link.


You can also follow the Weeks Island Bridges Project on Facebook. Once you open a Facebook account, project information can be accessed by entering "Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development" or "Weeks Island Bridges Replacement Project" into the search field.


For additional questions or comments, or to sign up to receive e-mail updates, 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.