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Almonaster Avenue Railroad Bridge Replacement Study

The Port of New Orleans owns and operates four (4) bridges across the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal (Industrial Canal).   Periodically they are closed for maintenance and repairs.  The following is a list of planned closures and curfews for these bridges:

For bridge comments or questions, email Deborah Keller, Director of Port Development, kellerd@portno.com or call 504-528-3297, Mon thru Friday 8am to 5pm.

Planned Bridge Closures
St. Claude Ave.
(504) 943-4493
Marine Channel 14
(Bridge Clearances)

Bridge Operation Normal.

Florida Ave. 
(504) 945-8113
Marine Channel 13

Bridge Clearances
(New Bridge)
(Old Bridge)

The Florida Ave. bridge is currently operating Monday thru Friday from 7am to 4pm to coincide with Norfolk Southern Railroad's current rail schedule requirements. The bridge will be held in the raised position for marine traffic and lowered only for rail traffic. Also, until further notice, the bridge remains closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic due to roadway conditions on the approaches to the bridge. The Corps' contractor is still on site removing a sunken vessel.
Almonaster Ave.
(504) 945-3112
Marine Channel 13
(Bridge Clearances)

Bridge Operation Normal however pedestrians, vehicles, and trains cannot access bridge due to damages resulting from hurricane Katrina.

(504) 282-7070
Marine Channel 16
(Bridge Clearances)
The Seabrook bridge is open to marine traffic and closes only for train crossings.

Bridge Curfews (No Openings for Marine Traffic)

The bridge opening curfews for Monday through Friday (except federal holidays and except for vessels in distress)  for the St. Claude Avenue Bridge and Florida Avenue Bridge are as follows:
Morning 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Evening 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

The Florida Avenue, St. Claude Avenue,  Almonaster Avenue bridges and the Seabrook Railroad bridge are operated by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans.

The Senator Ted Hickey (Seabrook Vehicular Bridge) is operated by the Orleans Levee District and operates under their curfew of 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except for federal holidays and except for vessels in distress).


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