Placentia, NL, Canada
305-ft (93-m) highway bridge (3 spans)
Joint venture comprised of H.J. O’Connell Construction Ltd. and Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd.
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Transportation and Public Works
Fabrication of the bridge superstructure (1,100 tons)
10 girders for the approaches and 4 box girders and stringers for the lift span
Longest girder: 108 ft. (33 m)
2 sliding laminated bearings
20 laminated elastomeric bearings
2 expansion joints
Replacement of the Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge in Placentia, located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Featuring four hollow structural tubular towers that stand over 100 feet (30.5 m) tall and measure 20 inches (508 mm) wide by 1 inch (25.4 mm) thick, this bridge project is anything but standard.
2016 CISC-Quebec Steel Design Award – “Bridges” Category