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Danzinger Industrial Canal Bridge

Location:
New Orleans, LA
Completed:
1987

This lift span is the largest lift span in the United States.

Scope of Work

Cianbro constructed the approach spans and lift span superstructure of a 320 feet long by 108 feet wide bridge over the Industrial Canal that weighs 2,300 tons including 400 tons of pavement.

Project Details

  • Erected 4,000 tons of steel
  • Erected the lift span superstructure 200 feet above the river using 18 foot diameter shieves weighing 95 tons each
  • Placed 33,000 linear feet of precast concrete girders weighting up to 50 tons each
  • Constructed a vertical lift of 75 ft
  • Constructed a vertical channel clearance of 125 feet