By the end of April, a joint venture called Audubon Bridge Constructors plans to begin pulling cable on the John James Audubon Bridge at St. Francisville, La., the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. The JV has been on the project since April 2006, contending with a vast, wet site and water levels that vary as much as 40 ft. The bridge is expected to be completed in mid-2011. Photo: Angelle Bergeron Complex horizontal beams joining the pylon columns began taking shape in March. They are nearing completion now as towers head to 520 ft. Cable-pulling is expected to begin
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