Bridge News

ST. CLAUDE AVENUE BRIDGE (LA 46):

Through early December 2020, vehicular traffic on the St. Claude Bridge will be restricted to one lane in each direction for bridge repairs. The two outer lanes in each direction will remain open, while the two innermost lanes will be closed.

These lane restrictions are needed for structural and mechanical bridge repairs that cannot be performed while the bridge is operational for maritime traffic, therefore, this work has been scheduled to coincide with separate U.S. Army Corps of Engineers repairs of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock, which will close the bridge to marine traffic. The bridge will remain in the down position starting on Sept. 7.

In addition to the long-term inner lane closures, the outer lanes of the St. Claude Ave. Bridge will also be closed periodically for short durations of no more than 15 minutes at a time to ensure the safety of workers and motorists during certain bridge repair activities.

No closures of the sidewalks or nearby bus stops are anticipated at this time.

For questions regarding the St. Claude Ave. Bridge repair work, please contact Cathy Alfonso with the Port of New Orleans at cathy.alfonso@portnola.com or 504-528-3366.

For questions regarding the repairs to the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock, please contact Ricky Boyett with the Army Corps of Engineers at Ricky.D.Boyett@usace.army.mil or 504-862-2201.

ALMONASTER AVENUE BRIDGE (formerly known as the L&N Bridge):

UPDATED 9/21/2020 - Survey work at the Almonaster Avenue Bridge has been postponed due to pending rain associated with Tropical Storm Beta. Therefore, marine traffic closures scheduled for September 22-24 have been cancelled and the work will be re-scheduled. The new closure schedule will be announced when the times and dates have been coordinated with the U. S. Coast Guard and the railroad.

Bridge Curfews

The Port of New Orleans owns and operates four bridges (St. Claude Avenue, Florida Avenue, Almonaster Avenue, and Seabrook) across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal. To help expedite vehicular traffic during peak drive times, the St. Claude and Florida Avenue Bridges will not be drawn for maritime traffic during restricted hours on weekdays (Monday-Friday), excluding federal holidays, except in the case of an emergency. These restricted hours are known as bridge curfews.

Port NOLA-Owned Bridges

   St. Claude Avenue Bridge (LA 46)

Through early December 2020, vehicular traffic on the St. Claude Ave. Bridge will be restricted to one lane in each direction for bridge repairs. The two outer lanes in each direction will remain open, while the two innermost lanes will be closed. For questions regarding the St. Claude Ave. bridge repair work, please contact Cathy Alfonso with the Port of New Orleans at cathy.alfonso@portnola.com or 504-528-3366.

St. Claude Bridge

Contact

504.943.4493
504.319.3018
(cell)
Marine Channel 14

Location

Mile 0.5 (GIWW mile 6.2 East of Harvey Lock)

Owner

Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans

Curfews

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

   Florida Avenue Bridge

The Florida Avenue Bridge is operating normally.

Bridges Florida

Contact

504.945.8113
504.606.3542(cell)
Marine Channel 13

Location

Mile 1.7 (GIWW mile 7.5 East of Harvey Lock)

Owner

Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans

Curfews

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.









3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

   Almonaster Avenue Bridge

The Almonaster Avenue Bridge is operating normally. Survey work scheduled for September 22-24 has been postponed due to pending rain associated with Tropical Storm Beta and associated marine traffic closures have been cancelled. The new closure schedule will be announced when the times and dates have been coordinated with the U. S. Coast Guard and the railroad.

Bridges Almonsater

Contact

504.945.3112
504.710.3025
(cell)
Marine Channel 13

Location

Intracoastal Waterway mile 7.3

Owner

Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans

Curfews

Not Applicable (the bridge is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic due to roadway conditions)

   Seabrook Railroad Bridge

The Seabrook Railroad Bridge is operating normally.

Seabrook Bridge

Contact

504.282.7070
Marine Channel 13

Location

Inner Harbor Navigation Canal at Lake Pontchartrain

Owner

Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans

Curfews

Not Applicable (railroad bridge only)

Louisiana Dept. of Transportation-Owned Bridges

   Judge Seeber Bridge (Claiborne Avenue Bridge / LA 39)

Location

Mile 0.9 (GIWW mile 6.7 East of Harvey Lock)

Owner

Louisiana Dept. of Transportation Contact:
504.437.3100
or 800.256.1599

Curfews

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

   Danziger Bridge (U.S. Hwy. 90 / Chef Menteur Hwy.)

Location

U.S. Hwy. 90, mile 3.1

Owner

Louisiana Dept. of Transportation Contact:
504.437.3100
or 800.256.1599

Curfews

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Note: Opens on call with at least 2 hours notice, except during curfews.

   Senator Ted Hickey Bridge (Seabrook Vehicular Bridge / Leon C. Simon Dr.)

Location

Leon C. Simon Dr., mile 4.6

Owner

Louisiana Dept. of Transportation Contact:
504.437.3100
or 800.256.1599

Curfews

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Note: Opens on call from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. (except during curfews), and opens on call with at least 2 hours notice from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.