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New Orleans, LA

Crescent City Connection Bridges and Facilities

Signature New Orleans bridges undergo scrutiny by TRC inspection teams as part of regular mandated inspection program.

Project Challenges

TRC Companies, Inc. was retained by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) to perform a routine, special, and emergency condition inspections of 120 bridges, culverts, buildings, and marine facilities owned by the Crescent City Connection Division (CCCD) which funds, operates and maintains major crossings of the Mississippi River in New Orleans.

Our Solutions

The primary focus of the contract centered around two parallel high-level cantilever truss bridges (Crescent City Connection Bridges) with approaches forming a couplet, as well as three ferry crossings and approximately 14 miles of elevated structures. Tied for being the fifth-longest cantilever bridges in the world, the Crescent City Connection bridges are also the widest and most heavily-traveled bridges on the lower Mississippi.

In addition to these structures, our services also included facility inspections for six ferry terminals; a ferry maintenance facility, toll plaza and tunnel; a pump station; a power generator station; a fueling station; and administration, maintenance and police buildings.

TRC has managed two separate cycles of inspections (2005, 2006, 2010, and 2011). The inspections were performed annually on all the bridges, culverts, buildings, and marine facilities. Due to TRC’s safety climate, all work was completed without incident, impact to the users of the bridges, or harm to the local environment.

The Outcome

We completed all bridges inspections, inspection reports, SI&A coding, and maintenance costs and recommendations on time and within the state’s project budget. The state gained accurate and up-to-date information and data on their bridges. This allowed them to perform focused and cost-effective repairs to these critical structures. The local populations, industries, and emergency services have the confidence that the bridges they cross are safe to use.


Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Project Location

New Orleans, LA

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