Posts Tagged: heavy lifting

Rapid Bridge Replacement featured in Daily Commercial News

Western’s proprietary rapid bridge replacement system and method was recently the focus of an article in Daily Commercial News. Our system, which has now been deployed upwards of 10 times across Canada is getting rave reviews from our customers who are able to save significant time and money with relatively minimal disruption to train schedules.

Toronto Skybridge Lift Video

An excellent overview video detailing the installation of a unique Skybridge between two condominium towers in downtown Toronto, Ontario in July 2012. As many in the video indicate, this project presented several challenges. Western’s Heavy Lifting Division played a monumental role in the design and execution of this lift, which required a combination of innovation, precision and… Read more »

Rapid Bridge Replacement for CN Rail in Oba, Northern Ontario

Western’s Heavy Lifting Division recently completed another rapid bridge replacement project for CN over the Pichogen River northwest of Timmins, Ontario utilizing an overhead gantry specially designed by Western for these types of projects. This time-lapse video shows the replacement of one of three spans, which were completed through the night in three separate shifts to minimize… Read more »

Lifting and Moving Heavy Reactors

Western’s Heavy Lift Division has established a solid partnership and working relationship with H.E.V.I. (Hooper Engineered Vessels International) of Hamilton, Ontario for heavy transport and lifting projects.   Most recently we helped with the successful moving and lifting of eight (8) WGS reactors onto a cargo ship just outside H.E.V.I.’s dockside facility, which are destined for a… Read more »

Helping Build a Brewery in Muskoka, Ontario

Western was recently involved in the construction of the new Muskoka Brewery in Bracebridge, Ontario. During the six month project, which was recorded in the awesome timelapse video below, Western’s Millwright Division was responsible for the removal and transport of the old tanks, vessels and packaging lines as well as the offloading and reinstalling of all of… Read more »

Another Rapid Train Bridge Span Replacement in Quebec

Below is a fantastic time-lapse video of a rapid train bridge span replacement project in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec on August 12, 2012 using a specially-built overhead gantry system designed by Western’s Millwright division. This system ensures minimal interference with strict CN train schedules and allows for projects to be delivered effectively, on-time and on-budget. The entire project involved the… Read more »

Removing “Big Becky” from the Niagara Tunnel

This massive 18-month removal project required careful, intricate planning and multiple pieces of equipment including a modified jack-and-slide, several cranes and a platform trailer equipped with 160 tires capable of carrying equipment weighing in excess of 500,000 pounds through a relatively narrow, 10 km long tunnel. A Daily Commercial News article was written, featuring our Millwright Division,… Read more »

Completion of Burlington’s King Road Underpass Project

With the help of Western’s Millwright division, the City of Burlington’s reached a significant milestone within the King Road Underpass project, that calls for the installation of an underpass at a busy rail crossing. More than 100 trains, both freight and commuter, pass through this location in one day. Over the Thanksgiving weekend a 2,400-tonne (5,000,000… Read more »

Sky Bridge Lifts Successful at Concord Adex Condos in Toronto

Plans to hoist a sky bridge spanning two condominium towers in Toronto recently took more than three-and-a-half years of planning. Over the course of thirteen hours on Monday night and Tuesday morning, a 320 tonne bridge was raised to where it now links the two tallest towers at Concord Adex’s Parade condominium complex on Fort… Read more »