Kootenay River Railway Bridge Span Replacements in Wasa, BC

Kootenay River Western Train Bridge Span Installation

In the Canadian Rockies, Western’s Heavy Lift Division replaced eight existing 70ft Half Deck Plate Girder (HDPG) bridge spans with eight new Through Plate Girder (TPG) bridge spans in coordination with SEMA Railway Structures.  The spans were replaced in eight time-blocks, including bearing seat upgrades, with no interference to railway traffic.  Western’s method of replacement… Read more »

Toronto West Diamond Grade Separation – Railway Bridge Slide Installation

Western Bridge Slide Stand Jacks

The Toronto West Diamond (TWD) is Canada’s busiest rail intersection. With GO commuter and CP freight lines running through the Junction Triangle it has become a corridor bottleneck for train traffic. Western’s Heavy Lift Division has completed the first two of four bridge installations for the rail-to-rail and rail-to-road grade separations, thereby eliminating the bottleneck. … Read more »

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 »

Rapid Railway Bridge Replacement in Montmagny, Quebec

Montmagny Quebec Railroad Bridge Span Replacement

Western Mechanical’s Millwright Division developed a unique, new method of Rapid Bridge Replacement for railroad bridges. By “launching” each bridge span using an overhead gantry crane system, Western was able to replace each span on a bridge in Montmagny, Quebec in less than 3.5 hours. Western’s method introduces tremendous cost savings compared to alternative installation… Read more »

Trois Pistole Rapid Bridge Replacement

rapid bridge replacement

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 »

Credit River Railway Bridge

Credit River Railway Bridge Project

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 »