Talk All You Want: After Decades of Conversation, Record-Breaking Bridge Changes Tone by Becoming Reality in Louisiana

In this article the author presents a discussion of the long-planned realization of the John James Audubon Bridge project in Louisiana as being constructed by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD). The bridge's construction began in 2006 and is on track for completion by 2010. It is being constructed as a design-build in order to optimize efficiency under the aegis of Louisiana's Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development (TIMED) Program, which supplies the state with $4.7 billion, funding not only the John James Bridge, but also 15 other projects around the state. Balked by the disastrous Hurricane Katrina in 2005, LaDOTD still managed to keep the project afloat with only a 60 day delay. The bridge will span the Mississippi River to connect Louisiana's capital of Baton Rouge with Natchez, Mississippi.


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  • Accession Number: 01047187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2007 12:51PM