Prospect Bridge Replacement Project Update
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 2:53:37 PM

December 20, 2011

Current work: Progress is steady with multiple contractors working daily at different items.  Currently, the most important work items are the operator’s house and the south counterweight. The counterweight moves up and down controlling the descent of the bridge deck and allows boat traffic to pass through. Once the installation of the counterweight is complete, the contractor can begin construction of the bridge deck. The entire completion date is scheduled for June 2012. 

For questions or comments, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or e-mail The center is open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also visit the project’s Web page by going to and clicking on "Projects" from the Programs & Projects section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and selecting the Prospect Bridge La. 3087 Houma Project link.

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Again, we thank you for your feedback and patience during this construction. Additionally, at your convenience, please let us know how we are doing by filling out our Customer Service Survey.

State Project Number: 065-91-0016

Project Description: The new bridge and widened intersections will help to relieve congestion on this heavily traveled bridge.

Parish: Terrebonne

Start Date: May 24, 2010

Finish Date: Spring 2012

Cost: $26.7 Million

Contractor: James Construction Group