Jeffboat Starts Work On A Second Ferry For The Mississippi River Bridge Authority

Jeffboat, Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind., recentlyannounced the keel-laying for the M / V Sen.

Alvin T. Stumpf — a ferry under construction for the Mississippi River Bridge Authority.

The Sen. Alvin T. Stumpf will carry up to 40 automobiles and 1,000 passengers per trip across the Mississippi River at New Orleans, La. The 200-foot by 73-foot 1,400- horsepower vessel is a sistership to the M/V Capt. Neville Levy, which is presently under construction at Jeffboat, scheduled for completion in early fall of this year.

The Sen. Alvin T. Stumpf was designed by Barnard & Thomas Engineering, Inc. and Gulf Marine Design, Inc. under a Capital Grant sponsored by the Mississippi River Bridge Authority and funded by the U.S.

Department of Transportation, The Urban Mass Transportation Administration and the State of Louisiana. Features include three deck levels—main deck for automobiles, upper and Texas deck for passengers, with ramps for loading and unloading.

Shown above at the keel-laying are, left to right: Ned Rush, ABS surveyor; Garrold Wyne, construction superintendent at Jeffboat; Scott Dowdell, Jeffboat project coordinator, and Capt. R.S. Jacobs, owner's representative.

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