Project: Kootenay River Railway Bridge Span Replacements in Wasa, BC

Kootenay River Western Train Bridge Span Installation

Equipment Used:

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 saved the customer more than $1 million compared to alternative bridge span replacement methods.

Here is a time-lapse video taken during project completion.