Wisner Bridge to be Replaced

Click on the map for a PDF of all of the drawings.
Click on the map for a PDF of all of the drawings.
Faubourg St. John neighbor Chip Eyman writes, “I thought you might want to share one or more of these drawings of the replacement Wisner overpass. (click on the map to the left) You can see that there will be a 12′ wide pedestrian/bicycle path separated from traffic on the East side of the bridge.

Boh Bros is in final negotiations with the city now. The project is supposed to start soon and will take 14 or 15 months to complete, probably ending towards the end of 2016.

It’ll be a major pain while its being done, but I look forward to a new bridge.”

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WWL-TV did a report on the Wisner Bridge on May 5, 2015:

Wisner Bridge photo by Bill Capo.
Wisner Bridge photo by Bill Capo.
“City officials say authorities will spend more than $14 million demolishing the old bridge and building a new one. Contractors will be selected this month. Then construction is scheduled to start in September and wrap up about a year later.”

Video and more in the link below:
http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/orleans/2015/05/05/wisner-overpass-bicycle-lanes-jogging-lane-city-park-councilman-jared-brossett/26939521/

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