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Adapting Coastal Infrastructure to Sea Level Rise and Land Loss

Figure 25.5

This figure appears in chapter 25 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.

This “mock-up” shows the existing Highway LA-1 and Leeville Bridge in coastal Louisiana (on the right) with a planned new, elevated bridge that would retain functionality under future, higher sea level conditions (center left). (Current sea level and sinking bridge are shown here.) A 7-mile portion of the planned bridge has been completed and opened to traffic in December 2011. (Figure source: Greater Lafourche Port Commission, reprinted with permission).

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This figure was created on November 14, 2013.

This figure was derived from webpage Along the Road - Vol. 71 No. 3 - Public Roads

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