Rapid CN Railway Bridge Replacement over Ottawa River

CN Bridge Span Replacement Ottawa River near Montreal

Mechanical was hired by CN Rail to complete a railway bridge replacement for three spans over the Ottawa River in Montreal, by means of PST (SPMT) equipment and a specialized overhead gantry. Three bridge spans were replaced over a two week period to minimize train schedule disruption. And here is a time lapse video of… Read more »

Various GO Station Pedestrian Tunnel Installations

GO Transit Pedestrian Tunnel Installation.

As the GO Transit infrastructure continues to grow in Ontario, Western is a regular contributor to rapid installations of pedestrian tunnels under busy railway lines. A typical installation of a tunnel involves assembling the precast concrete tunnels adjacent to live railway track. In this assembly area, the tunnel can be prestressed and waterproofed beforehand. Once… Read more »

Hwy 407-404 Interchange: Bridge Expansion

Highway 404-407 Girder Lift Project

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 »

Bridge Jacking – King Road, Burlington

King Road Burlington Bridge Jacking Project

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 »