Projects

Simcoe Street Tunnel Construction

Simcoe Street Tunnel Girders Project

Western was contracted by Soncin Construction to provide the formwork and rigging for the Simcoe Street Tunnel Project in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The formwork consisted of three forms for three different size girders, the largest of which is 4′-0″x4′-0’x 52′-0″ long, fabricated at Western’s Barrie facility. Western also supplied the rigging required to lift and… Read more »

Illinois Cement: Grinder Installation

Illinois Cement Grinder Project

Western was contracted by Humbolt-Wedag to move a new Loache Mill into place within the cement mill of Illinois Cement in Lasalle, Illinois. Western supplied the supervision and equipment to complete this project and with the assistance of the onsite millwrights, Western completed the move on a Sunday afternoon.  

Hwy 407 and Credit River Bridge Expansion

Highway 407 Credit River Bridge Expansion

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.  

Highway 403 and Credit River Bridge Expansion

Highway 403 Credit River Girders

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.

400 Ton Transformer Offload

400 Ton Transformer Offload

Western Mechanical was contracted to supply the engineered lifts of two transformers in Scarborough, Ontario each weighing approximately 400 tons. The transformers were delivered to the site by rail, offloaded and placed on a waiting transporter provided by Anderson Haulage of Stouffville, Ontario.

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 »

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 »

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 »