Bridge Repairs Underway

Repairs are being made to the LA 515 Bridge across Coushatta Bayou. New pilings are being driven through the deck into the creek bottom below to shore up pilings that had deteriorated.

Pardon the sun streak in the video of the pile driver at work. It made a lot of noise as the pilings were being driven. The DOTD Foreman on site was Todd Moreau. He told The Journal that they used jackhammers to cut through the bridge deck. Then two new pilings were driven in place beside the old pilings that had deteriorated.

Next a cross cap would be put under the deck between the two new pilings. This would now support the bridge’s weight. Several new pilings are being driven to hold up the bridge. DOTD estimated the repairs would take about two weeks.

The repair of the bridge over Coushatta Bayou has LA 515 closed between Tanyard Cemetery Road and Crichton Oilfield Road.

There are two other closures of bridges coming up in the parish this month. Two bridges over Bayou Pierre will be inspected on June 13th. Here are the News Releases from DOTD:

US 84, Bridge over Bayou Pierre in Red River Parish.

This is to advise that on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, beginning at 8am until 12pm, one lane of the US 84 Bridge over Bayou Pierre, in Red River Parish, approximately 2.4 miles west of LA 1, will be closed for routine bridge inspection. Alternate Route: This closure will allow vehicles 10 feet wide or smaller to pass through the bridge inspection zone. Larger vehicles must detour using I-49 to US 371 to LA 1.

LA 174, Bridge over Bayou Pierre in Red River Parish.

This is to advise that on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, beginning at 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm, one lane of the LA 174 Bridge over Bayou Pierre, in Red River Parish, approximately 2.9 miles west of LA 1, will be closed for routine bridge inspection. Alternate Route: This closure will allow vehicles 10 feet wide or smaller to pass through the bridge inspection zone. Larger vehicles must detour using I-49 to US 371 to LA 1.

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