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Coastal Bridge’s History

Coastal’s origins in Louisiana began with the major road program started in 1928 when Huey Long was Governor of the state. Forcum-James Company of Dyersburg, Tennessee, a company started in the early 1900’s by a banker and a lumber mill operator, came to Baton Rouge to participate in this massive construction program. The company remained in business here as ForcumJames until 1954 when that company was split up and Coastal Contractors, Inc. and Coastal Asphalt Company were formed along with several other Tennessee contractors. Coastal Asphalt Company was sold in 1960 and its name was changed. Coastal Contractors, Inc. continued doing business in the highway and heavy construction market.

Coastal Bridge Co., Inc. was formed in 1956 primarily to do the bridge and marine construction for Coastal Contractors, Inc. The Louisiana operations of Delta Asphalt of Missouri were added to the companies when it was purchased by Coastal Bridge Co., Inc. in 1995. Most of the business today is conducted through Coastal Bridge Co., Inc. In 2000, Coastal Bridge Co., Inc. was incorporated under Coastal Bridge Company, LLC.

Company Culture

Since the company began in the early 1900’s, Coastal Bridge has become one of the leading road and bridge construction companies in Louisiana. Our company culture can be described through our values. We value honesty and integrity and we expect our employees to do the same. We are truly an employee-minded organization and we continue to find ways to make our company the safest place to work in the industry. Coastal Bridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer with offices in Baton Rouge, Port Allen and Convent. We expressly prohibit discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability or military status.

Recent News

Barge removal started on False River
June 1, 2017

Executive Spotlight Q&A: Kelly Sills, Coastal Bridge Company
April 26, 2017

The Coastal Companies Help Homeowners and Businesses with Clean Up Associated with the South Louisiana Flood 2016
August 24, 2016
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