CN Railway commissioned Western to replace three railway bridge spans over the Ottawa River. A Goldhofer trailer (SPMT) was used to transport the 900,000 lb spans, which were then moved to the site via specially designed railcars and a Western overhead gantry equipped with strandjacks. The new spans include elements designed to mitigate the noise associated with the vibration of the bridge when trains cross.
Western’s Heavy Lifting division, led by Rob Doucet, successfully completed this Rapid Bridge Replacement project on time and on budget with minimal disruption to CN’s busy train schedules or the day-to-day schedules of Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue residents.
Time lapse video of the installation of the second span: