Amite River Bridge near French Settlement

Project Details
State Proj. No.: H.002375
Start date:
Spring 2020

Cost: $20-$30 Million
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 The Amite River Bridge near French Settlement along LA 16 was selected to be replaced based on the bridge condition, posting load limits, and the effort required to open the bridge to marine traffic.  The current bridge is a swing span bridge with approximately 15ft. of vertical clearance, while the proposed new bridge will be a fixed bridge with approximately 31 ft. of vertical clearance.  Currently, the project is expected to go out to bid in November 2019.  Depending on Utility relocations, construction could begin in the first half of 2020 and will take two to three years to complete.  The roadway is currently not anticipated to be closed during construction.  The new bridge crossing will be on a slightly offset alignment (about 50 ft. to the west) so the existing roadway and bridge can maintain traffic during construction.

Project Documents
Amite River Bridge Proposed Layout12 mb10/17/2019