Posted July 21, 2015 at 6:41 AM by Amanda Frentz
This post originally was posted here.
The old train overpass on Marconi Drive used to have beautiful irises painted on it. Now they are faded and there's graffiti and big gray squares of paint. Who painted the original bridge and can they do it again?
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Posted December 11, 2014 at 8:45 AM by Amanda Frentz
On Thursday, July 31, 2014, a 100-foot pedestrian bridge was installed between the Volunteer Center and Couturie Forest at 1009 Harrison Avenue.
The bridge arrived on semitrailers in two 50-foot sections. It was off-loaded by a large crane and then bolted together to form one 100-foot long bridge. The crane then hoisted the bridge over the lagoon and the ends were secured to the previously installed footings. (Guys and machinery are involved...
Posted February 3, 2014 at 10:56 AM by Amanda Frentz
Built in 1902, this is the Pichot Stone Bridge. This rough-hewn cobblestone bridge was dedicated in the memory of Henrietta M. Leonie Pichot for her gift of $192.00 in 1901 to City Park. Looking for it in modern day City Park? Coming down Dreyfous, it's on your right before you cross Anseman Avenue. It leads to a tiny peninsula of land overlooking Bayou Metairie. There is water underneath this bridge only sometimes (depending on how high...