LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Crews began fixing the surrey street bridge on April 17.
Lafayette Consolidated Government closed the bridge in October after a DOTD inspection showed the bridge was damaged in the August 2016 flood.
One of the bearings on the main span was fractured and officials said the bridge was at risk of collapsing.
LCG Project Engineer Alison Lognoin said Gibson & Associates of Dallas, Texas was awarded a contract to do the repairs for $551,519.
She said crews have already replaced all of the bearings. They will also replace the joints, clean and paint the steel on the bridge, and seal the bridge deck with an epoxy urethane overlay.
If the weather cooperates, Lognoin said the bridge should be finished and reopened to traffic in August.
LCG said the total cost of the project is around $700,000. That includes the engineering, construction, testing and inspection.