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 market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.