Hurricane Katrina completely destroyed the bridge connecting Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian and Eutaw Construction Company teamed with Granite-Archer/Western to construct a new bridge. Eutaw’s role was to construct the bridge approaches and abutments at both ends of the bridge. The project consisted of 50,000 CY of earthwork and 10,000 tons of asphalt. Eutaw’s crews placed 3,750 tons of 650# rip rap and 300# rip rap from the bridge approaches to the water’s edge. Furthermore, Eutaw excavated and deepened channels in the bay to allow for construction barges to access the bridge as well as filled in behind sheet pile bulkheads.
The project consists of widening one mile of Sipsey Trail Road in Monroe County, MS to include the replacement of 5 bridges and constructing a reinforced concrete box culvert. During construction of the bridges 8,310 LF of 14” concrete piling will be driven and over 966 CY of concrete will be poured. Construction of the roadbed will consist of moving roughly 85, 813 CY of borrow material and placing 10,091 TNS of crushed stone.