Wagman Heavy Civil Project

John James Audubon Bridge

  • Location

    New Roads and St. Francisville, LA

  • Duration

    February 2011 - March 2011

This project involved furnishing and installing a Latex Modified Concrete (LMC) overlay on the new John James Audubon Bridge. This project was part of the Louisiana Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development Program and crosses over the Mississippi River, connecting Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana parishes. Wagman worked for the joint venture team of Flatiron Constructors, Granite Construction and Parsons Transportation Group.

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • 23,264 SY of deck area
  • 1,494 CY of LMC
  • Wagman’s crew poured the entire deck, excluding one-foot gutter strips, in only 16 pours
  • Wagman’s LMC exceeded the project’s required rideability specifications

Project Fun Facts

  • The John James Audubon Bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America.

  • The bridge is named after John James Audubon (1785-1851), a famous French-American painter, best known for his detailed illustrations of American birds in their natural habitats. Audubon lived in St. Francisville, LA in 1821, working as a tutor.