Category Archive : Case Studies

May 24, 2017

Case Study: Temporary Bridge for the Lower Churchill (Muskrat Falls) Project

Case Study: Temporary Bridge for the Lower Churchill (Muskrat Falls) Project

The Muskrat Falls Project is a large-scale hydroelectric dam initiative undertaken by the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. A critical step in the process was the construction of a 377-feet (115-metre) long, 750-ton temporary bridge in the city of Goose Bay. The bridge, which is 52 feet (15.85 metres) wide and 30 feet (9.14 metres) high, is mainly used by vehicles known as off-highway trucks (such as the Caterpillar 773) to transport blasted rock. One…

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August 23, 2016

Case Study: Île-des-Sœurs Bypass Bridge

Case Study: Île-des-Sœurs Bypass Bridge

Special collaboration: WSP Canada Inc. This temporary bypass bridge was fabricated by Canam-Bridges as part of the project to replace the Île-des-Sœurs bridge, which serves as the gateway to the new Champlain Bridge. This bypass bridge is a 541 foot (165 meters) long causeway. The structure was built to limit the impact on traffic during the reconstruction of the permanent Île-des-Sœurs bridge, which will be on the same axis as the old bridge. The…

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June 23, 2016

Case Study: Hastings Swing Bridge

Case Study: Hastings Swing Bridge

The Hastings movable bridge, located in the Village of Hastings, Ontario, Canada, needed major repairs. The structure is a 2,200 square foot (204 square meter) swing bridge. In 2016, Canam-Bridges replaced its 83.8 foot (25.6 meters) long by 26.7 foot (8.2 meters) wide superstructure. Hastings Swing Bridge under construction Challenges The weight of the new bridge superstructure and deck had to be low enough for the existing mechanical and electrical elements in the substructure to support its movement. Demolition…

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February 17, 2016

Case Study: Hunt Club Pathway Connection to the Southeast Transitway Station

Case Study: Hunt Club Pathway Connection to the Southeast Transitway Station

This 246-foot-long (75 meters) pedestrian bridge was erected over the Ottawa Airport Parkway to link the Hunt Club community and the Southeast Transitway in Ottawa, Ontario. The structure is a cable-stayed bridge with two asymmetrical spans, one of 170 feet (52 meters) in length and the other 76 feet (23 meters) in length. The deck is composed of three orthotropic steel deck panels. The bridge opened to pedestrians and cyclists in November 2014. Photo: Parsons –…

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December 8, 2015

Case Study: Pot Bearings with Uplift Restraint for a New Stadium in Atlanta

Case Study: Pot Bearings with Uplift Restraint for a New Stadium in Atlanta

The National Football League (NFL) team in Atlanta, Georgia—the Falcons—will have a new home for the start of the 2017 season. The 71,000-seat stadium will have a steel roof structure designed, fabricated, and erected by the Canam-Heavy business unit, with bearings designed and manufactured by Goodco Z-Tech, a product of Canam-Bridges. This represents one of the largest contracts to date for the Canam Group. Credit: 360 Architecture The stadium’s roof structure is formed of a network…

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June 18, 2015

Case Study: The Burgoyne Bridge

Case Study: The Burgoyne Bridge

The Burgoyne Bridge is a new 1,090-ft (333-meter) structure that’s being built over Highway 406 and the Twelve Mile Creek River in St. Catharines, Ontario, which is located in the Niagara Region. The two-lane structure will replace the existing bridge that was built over 95 years ago. The new structure features two lines of 16 box girders, the longest of which measures 84 ft. (25.5 meters) and weighs 80 tons. The structure is composed of…

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March 19, 2015

Case Study: Memorial Bridge

Case Study: Memorial Bridge

The Memorial Bridge is a first-of-its kind structure that features an innovative and highly-efficient structural design. The bridge crosses the Piscataqua River between Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and consists of three spans of 300 ft. (91 m) each, with the center span being a movable lift span. This new bridge replaced the structure built in 1922. The old bridge had a long service life but was not built to handle the modern…

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October 16, 2014

Case Study: Gilbert River Bridge

Case Study: Gilbert River Bridge

Built in the scope of the Highway 73 extension project in the Beauce region, the Gilbert River Bridge is a 1,070-ft. (326-meter) structure that was erected 170 feet (52 meters) over the Gilbert River and 34th Street in Notre-Dame-des-Pins, Quebec. The new bridge features eight lines of 11 girders, with each component measuring 11 feet (3.4 meters) tall and weighing up to 48 tons apiece. Canam-Bridges supplied 4,550 tons of steel components in addition to

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