On Aug. 29, 2021, 16 years to the day Hurricane Katrina forever changed the landscape of Greater New Orleans, Hurricane Ida followed in its devastating footsteps and, once again, challenged the resolve of the communities that call this area home.
On Aug. 17, 2022, less than a year after Ida made landfall, the Avondale-Harahan 230-kV river crossing rebuild was safely completed and energized.
As part of the destruction wrought by the Category 4 storm that was Ida, Entergy Corp.’s Avondale-to-Harahan 230-kV river-crossing circuit was irreparably damaged.
Throughout the entirety of the wire pull operation, the team battled Mother Nature with daily shutdowns because of storms and lightning, and the construction project required close coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers to monitor the Mississippi River’s water levels.
Here are some pictures from this river-spanning construction project.