The winning bidder will enter into an agreement for the design, construction and financing, as well as operation and maintenance, of the new bridge.

The four teams are:

  • Calcasieu Bridge Partners

Equity members: Plenary Americas US Holdings, Aecon Infrastructure Development, Acciona Concesiones;

Design-build contractor: Aecon Infrastructure Development, Acciona Construction USA;

Lead designer: A joint venture of Arcadis US, Huval & Associates, Janssen & Spaans Engineering, Modjeski & Masters;

Toll operator: Kapsch TrafficCom USA.

  • Calcasieu Connectors Group

Equity members: ACS Infrastructure Development, Macquarie Infrastructure Developments, John Laing;

Design-build contractor: Dragados USA;

Lead designer: Systra International Bridge Technologies;

Toll operator: Calcasieu Connectors Group.

  • I X Bridge Group

Equity members: Itinera Infrastructure & Concessions, DIF Infra 6 US HoldCo 4, BCP Infrastructure Fund and BCP Infrastructure Fund-A;

Design-build contractor: Halmar International;

Lead designer: Volkert;

Toll operator: Itinera Infrastructure & Concessions, American Roads;

  • I-10 Calcasieu Mobility Partners  

Equity members: Cintra Global, Vinci Concessions Investments USA, Meridiam I-10 Calcasieu;

Design-build contractor: Bayou Contractors (members - Ferrovial Construction US and Vinci Construction);

Lead designer: Parsons Transportation Group;

Toll operator: I-10 Calcasieu Mobility Partners.

“This bridge was constructed in 1952 and is reaching the end of its life span,” said Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) secretary Shawn Wilson. “The state, and this area, has seen tremendous growth over the past 70 years and we must have infrastructure that supports the needs of our communities and motorists. With innovative financing such as a P3, we are able to modernise our transportation system with the help of the private sector.”

Calcasieu River Bridge

DOTD received 37 letters of interest for the public-private partnership in March. A contract award is anticipated in spring 2023.