Maree Michel and Creek Bridges
This $3 million project involves replacing the Maree Michel and Creek Bridges along La. 91. In keeping with the Everyday Counts Initiative, the project was selected as a pilot for the use of GRS-IBS (Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System) innovative technology during construction. The use of GRS-IBS technology during construction deviates from conventional bridge technology by eliminating the need for driven piles by applying compacted material as a support for the substructure, which would reduce construction costs, construction duration and minimize environmental impacts.
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Coastal Bridge Co., L.L.C.
This project was also the recipient of the 2013 FHWA Highways for Life grant, in the amount of $376,572, which will provide funds for implementation of innovative technologies and to improve safety during construction.
This project began in June 2014 and is estimated for completion in May 2015.
*Special Note: This application of GRS-IBS technology on this project would be the first permanent bridge installation with this foundation type in Louisiana.