New Biloxi Bay Bridge Fully Open
GCN Photo Story - By Keith Burton 4/7/07
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) promised they would have all of the lanes open by April 7th and their word was true. Coast residents now have what is truly a picturesque bridge across Biloxi's Bay Bay between Biloxi and Ocean Springs.
The new bridge was initially scheduled to open in mid April but contractors, with weeks of good weather behind them, got the bridge fully opened earlier.
The new bridge cost $338.6 million and built by G. C. Constructors, a joint venture comprised of Massman Construction Co., Kiewit Southern Co., and Traylor Bros., Inc. URS, a consulting engineering firm experienced in design-build projects, provided project oversight on behalf of MDOT.
GC Constructors is currently working on a number of finishing touches on the bridge, including ‘touch-up’ paint on the railing, and the removal of construction materials and portable offices.
The new bridge was a necessity for the area when hurricane Katrina knocked down the previous bridge on August 29, 2005.