Bridge Endurance: Canadian National's Bonnet Carre' Spillway Bridge

This article takes a historical look at the construction and maintenance practices that have kept the Canadian National's Bonnet Carre' Spillway bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana operational. The bridge is currently 80 years old and the forces of nature are constant and the costs to maintain the bridge have escalated. The bridge has withstood several major hurricanes and major floods. There are no final plans currently released for a new bridge and given the structure's age, the Mississippi River and the environment may dictate the bridge's replacement.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 32-35
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  • Accession Number: 01539226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 11 2014 1:22PM