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When CN needed to replace a failing, century-old, right-of-way crossing on their main line near Amherst, NS, a Mabey Rail Bridge Compact 200 System from Algonquin Bridge, proved to be the most economical and versatile option for a speedy replacement. The Compact 200 is the most popular series of Mabey Modular Panel Bridges that are available for sale or rent through Algonquin.

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Cambered ends provide additional clearance
To ensure maximum clearances for double-stack freight cars, this elevated crossing serving a few homes and historic Fort Lawrence National Historic Site got an extra clearance lift, thanks to cambered end sections and precast abutments.

Timely installation captured on video
Once the old bridge was removed and cut-up for recycling, the new 31.9 m bridge was assembled at the site and lifted into place in one day without interruption to rail traffic. A video of the installation is available for viewing.

Project-at-a-glance
Location: Fort Lawrence, NS
Owner: Canadian National Railway Company
Consultant: Hatch Mott MacDonald, Moncton, NB
Contractor: Modern Construction (1983) Ltd., Moncton, NB
Product: Mabey Modular Panel Bridge, Compact 200 System
Application: Replacement Vehicular Crossing (ROW)
Dimensions: Length 31.9 m, Width 4.2 m