I-10 Mississippi River Bridge Pier #5 Fender Replacement

Location: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
Owner: Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development
Completion Date: January 1, 2010
Categories: Bridges, Construction

Weeks Marine Inc. was awarded a contract to remove, transport and dispose of the existing steel frame and timber fender system and construct in its place a new system of large precast concrete modules and steel columns for a bridge over the Mississippi River.

The new fender system originally scheduled for installation during the low water season was delayed in 2008 and 2009 due to uncharacteristically high river levels. To avoid further delays, Weeks Marine designed and constructed a temporary diversion structure to divert the river current and allow underwater activities to continue and for construction to complete.

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