I-10 Bridge over the Mississippi River

Location: East Baton Rouge Parish

Date Completed: 2011

Services Utilized

  • Construction Erection Services - Construction Means & Methods
  • Structural/Geotechnical Engineering - Access Platform & Scaffolding Design

Challenges Encountered

  • incorporating a deflection barrier on the outside curb of the bridge deck and bridge railing repair
  • repairing and spot painting of portions of the main truss and the approach superstructure and substructure
  • preparing joint sealing details to existing finger joints on the bridge where feasible
  • workers needed  the ability to operate self-sustained for long hours and in all weather conditions

Solutions Provided

  • all  project-related engineering services were conceived with worker safety as a main consideration
  • scaffolding and work platforms designs provided space for a material storage area, a field office, adequate working room, and access to all work areas
  •  to ensure that the platforms did not exceed the bridge's load limit the bridge was load checked for all added weight.

On this project, Huval & Associates worked as a consultant to the construction company contracted by the LADOTD to carry out a bridge rehabilitation project.  Our team provided project-related engineering services that enabled the construction company to complete the project in a safe manner.

The rehabilitation project called for the bridge’s through truss suspended span expansion joints to be replaced with a new configuration.  All access to project work areas was to have minimal impact on traffic flow.  Our team was given the task to create a scaffolding and work platform configuration that also enabled workers to operate self-sustained for long hours and in all weather conditions.

The Huval & Associates team designed scaffolding and work platforms that provided space for a material storage area, a field office, adequate working room, and access to all work areas.  Due to the magnitude of these platforms the existing bridge was load checked for all added weight.