Western completed a bridge repair project in Barrie, Ontario.
Western was contracted by Belor Construction to supply the heavy lift services to install 42 precast concrete CPCI 1900 Girders on the Hwy 407 Bridge over the Credit River in Brampton, Ontario. Only working one weekend, Western completed the installation of all 42 girders in 29 working hours.
Western Mechanical provided a mobile overhead gantry, which was used to offload new concrete girders from transporters and place the new girders on the new bridge piers over the Credit River in Oakville, Ontario.
Western was able to replace the centre three spans of the railroad bridge in Trois Pistoles, Quebec by developing a new method of bridge launching. Western’s method, which utilizes a specially design gantry crane, allows tremendous cost savings compared to alternative installation methods. The speed of the method allows Western to replace bridge spans within… Read more »
The 407 ETR (Electronic Toll Route) just north of Toronto, Ontario is the world’s first all-electronic, barrier-free toll highway. The 407 continues to improve the highway for the daily commute of hundreds of thousands of drivers. Western played a key role in the 407 bridge expansion over Highway 404. This expansion presented unique challenges as… Read more »
The Dundas St. Bridge consists of five – 200ft. spans approximately 150ft. above 16 Mile Creek in Oakville, Ontario. While installing the second phase of this twin bridge, Western adopted a new method of installing the precast concrete girders, allowing for less equipment on site and a more economical approach to the project overall.
The Dundas Street Bridge consists of five 200 ft. spans approximately 150 ft. above 16 Mile Creek in Oakville, Ontario. Because of the unique geometry of the new bridge, Western identified an innovative opportunity to cost effectively install the required 35 girders, which weighed as much as 200 ton. The gantry system used to install… Read more »
For the GO Transit’s Lakeshore West corridor (West Toronto, Ontario), track time has become more precious than ever as it handles more than 60,000 commuters every working day. With increasing ridership, GO transit planned to add a third track to the corridor. A potential bottleneck to the expansion was the Credit River Bridge, but Western… Read more »
Western worked with the City of Burlington, CN Rail and other contractors to complete one of the largest ever bridge hydraulic jacking projects in Canada. The bridge in question weighed approximately 5 million pounds and was installed over a Thanksgiving weekend with minimal disruption to train and roadway traffic. In order to reduce friction forces… Read more »