Posts Tagged: heavy rigging

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 »

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 »