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.
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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 »
The final of three railway bridge spans over the Ottawa River was installed for CN this past weekend. A Goldhofer trailer (SPMT) was used to transport the 900,000 lb span, which was then moved to site via specially designed railcars and a Western Overhead Gantry equipped with Strandjacks. The new spans include elements designed to mitigate the noise associated… Read more »
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 »
Western’s Millwright Division has 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 methods…. Read more »