Surveys for the Lake Pontchartrain Bridge

by J.M. Tuttle,


Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 1-12


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Problems of overall survey for bridge, having length of some 24 mi over open water; control measures used prior to construction consisted of various forms of triangulation; alignment and stationing during construction were attained through use of towers, repetitive measurements, ingeniously designed templates, and other adjustable positioning devices.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Bridge design | Bridge towers | Hydrographic surveys | Triangulation | Alignment | Construction equipment

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