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17-0244, Illinois Central Railroad (ICRR) proposes to replace their rail bridge across the Bonnet Carre Spillway near Norco, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.

Published Oct. 31, 2017

ICRR proposes to replace an existing timber and concrete railroad bridge with a new concrete railroad bridge across the Bonnet Carre Spillway near the southwest shore of Lake Pontchartrain.  The bridge would be approximately 11,000-feet long and would be constructed 50 feet north of the existing timber trestle bridge with tie-backs into the existing rail alignment near both the upper and lower guide levees of the spillway.  The new bridge would be constructed by track-mounted equipment on the lake side of the existing bridge.  Temporary roads will be constructed with timber mats to the south of the existing railroad alignment to access the equipment staging areas that will be located near the upper and lower guide levees.  The existing timber bridge would be dismantled and removed following construction of the new bridge.

Please CLICK HERE for the entire Public Notice including drawings. 

COMMENT PERIOD EXPIRES:  November 15, 2017