I-10 Lake Pontchartrain Bridges
|Other name(s):||Twin Bridges|
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Slidell, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA
|Will be replaced by:||
I-10 Lake Pontchartrain Bridges (2011)
|Coordinates:||30° 10' 56.82" N 89° 49' 26.47" W|
There currently is no technical data available.
|29 August 2005||
The bridges are extensively damaged by Hurricane Katrina. From the eastbound bridge, 38 segments are washed away and 170 misaligned; from westbound span 26 segments are washed out and 265 misaligned.
|9 September 2005||
The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development accepts a bid of US$ 30.9 million by Boh Brothers Co. to reconstruct the bridge.
|14 October 2005||
The eastbound bridge is reopened to traffic, but with one lane in each direction while the westbound bridge is still being reconstructed.
|6 January 2006||
The westbound span is reopened to traffic though with a speed limit of 45 mph and weight restrictions.