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Nipigon River Bridge Construction

Nipigon River Bridge Construction – Contract Administration

Expanding a crucial link on the Trans-Canada highway

Ministry of Transportation, Ontario | Canada | 2013-2017

First cable bridge in Ontario highway system
Increased, smoother, traffic flow 
Expanded bridge capacity 
Strengthened tourism and the economy of Northern Ontario 

Challenge

  • Complete the work safely and thoroughly while meeting an accelerated construction schedule. 
  • Expand and upgrade this vital link for ground traffic, especially trade-related transport, between Western and Eastern Canada. 
     

Solution

  • Reconstruct the Highway 11 intersection and undertake miscellaneous works to ensure the maximum benefit can be derived from the new bridge. 
  • Provide construction contract administration for the duration of construction work. 
     

Highlights

  • A critical link between Eastern and Western Canada on the Trans-Canada highway is being protected. 
  • To condense the construction schedule, the tower units are being precast and post-tensioned. 
  • Precast deck panels are being used. 
  • Environmental monitoring is being conducted to ensure the upstream brook-trout-spawning areas are not impacted. 
     

Project numbers

Construction cost of $106.4 million
A 4 lane, two-span structure
First cable-stayed bridge built in Ontario

Services & technologies provided

Engineering

Highways and bridges

Project management

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