Forte and Tablada provided all necessary engineering and related services required for the replacement of a timber bridge on Holly Drive over the Little Bogue Falaya River in St. Tammany Parish. Due to the location of the bridge, it was important to the community that the bridge maintain the “feel” of a timber bridge as much as possible. Through public meetings and close coordination with the Parish, it was decided that the replacement bridge would be a precast concrete bridge composed of a stained concrete deck with a stamped driving surface to mimic the look and feel of driving over a timber bridge. Also, the bridge contained a sidewalk and a crash-tested timber barrier rail. Tasks for this project included: topographic survey, preliminary and final plans, a wetlands study, environmental clearance, a ROW map, a LRFR load rating, and shop drawing review.
St. Tammany Parish, LA