Project Summary

For the construction of the Audubon Bridge in Baton Rouge, LA, a large number of pre-cast concrete panels were to be transported from the panel manufacturing site to the bridge construction site. A total of 4 local flat deck cargo barges were chartered for these transports.

Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. verified the local strength of the barge hulls to carry the tall stacks of concrete panels, each panel weighing about 30 t. The barges draft and stability were checked, and recommendations regarding the cribbing arrangements and lashings were made.

Scope of Work

The project scope included:


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Photographs courtesy of Audubon Bridge Constructors.

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Review of the proposed stowage proposals;
Check local barge deck strength for each class of barge;
Recommend cribbing and lashing concepts.
Audubon bridge panels stowed on barges
Concrete panels transported by barge to the construction site