Update: Senator Ted Hickey (Seabrook) Bridge; DOTD contracts C.E.C., Inc. for repairs
Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 3:12:37 PM
Project Update, June 13, 2024: Senator Ted Hickey Bridge/LA 1264

New Orleans - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that C.E.C., Inc., and DOTD have signed a project contract for necessary repairs to the Senator Ted Hickey Bridge.


The project calls for the repair of specific deterioration of the bridge's column supports. The steel columns needing repair have been in place since the bridge was opened in 1967. Deterioration was detected during a bridge inspection last year. Initially, DOTD bridge engineers could keep one lane of vehicular traffic open in each direction as designs were made for complete repairs; however, a subsequent inspection a few months later noted additional deterioration. Based on those findings, DOTD was required to close the bridge fully.


Recognizing the situation's urgency, DOTD expedited the required bidding process, limiting it to ten days. On May 5, 2024, a bid of $188,000 was submitted by Lafayette-based C.E.C., Inc., and accepted the following week. A contract was formally signed on June 5, marking a significant step in the process.


DOTD expects the bridge's full repairs to be completed by late summer, weather permitting. Once the repairs are completed, the bridge will be fully operational, allowing for full vehicular traffic.


C.E.C., Inc. has a broad history of significant bridge construction and repair in Louisiana. Notable projects include rehabilitating the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish and repairing the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge.


DOTD thanks residents for their patience and understanding.

DOTD will release more information as it is available.



Senator Ted Hickey (Seabrook) Bridge/LA 1264 Update: Repair project bids on May 5, 2024

New Orleans –
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that a project to fully repair structural steel columns of the Ted Hickey (Seabrook) Bridge will go out to bid on May 5, 2024.

The bridge has been closed to motorists since March due to damage/wear from bridge support. The structural columns have been an issue with the bridge in the past two years, limiting traffic due to weight restrictions.

The upcoming repairs, estimated to be completed by late Summer, will allow full travel without restrictions. The estimated cost of the repairs is between $250,000 and $500,000.

All May 5 lettings can be found at this link: https://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/engineering/lettings/bidsadvn/anhq20240508.aspx

DOTD plans for a full renovation project of the bridge in 2029.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.