Two men fell 75 to 80 ft. to their deaths Friday, June 12, when a rebar cage they were attaching gave way on a New Orleans-area bridge widening project, ENR has learned. Photo: Courtesy Louisiana TIMED Program The Huey P. Long Bridge Widening project, where two workers fell to their deaths June 12. Related Links: ENR’s Prior Huey P. Long Bridge Stories Louisiana’s Huey P. Long Bridge Widening The Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development has ordered joint venture Kiewit/Massman/Traylor Construction to cease all related steel and iron work on the $434 million, Phase IV of the Huey P. Long
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.