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Pedestrian Bridge anchors canal ‘daylighting’ project in downtown Dartmouth, NS

Pedestrian Bridge anchors canal ‘daylighting’ project in downtown Dartmouth, NS

Sullivan’s Pond and surrounding parkland is the jewel in the crown of urban Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The Pond is part of the historic, 114-km Shubenacadie Canal System that once connected the Bay of Fundy to Halifax Harbour via a series of canals and locks between inland lakes and rivers – all along an ancient Mi’kmaq canoe/portage route.

Small bridge makes great big difference to NL harbour town

Small bridge makes great big difference to NL harbour town

A small Algonquin Prefabricated Girder Bridge that rejoined two sides of a tiny harbour has made a great big difference to locals in the township of Portugal Cove – St. Phillip’s. Without a bridge for over a year, the St. Phillip’s waterfront had, effectively, been cut in half, requiring motorists to take an inland route to get across to the other side.

Joel Vallée promoted to Eastern Sales Manager

Joel Vallée has been promoted to the new position of Eastern Sales Manager for Algonquin Bridge, effective March 5, 2018. While remaining active in key account sales, Joel will add the sales management duties for the Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada territory.

Two Modular Panel Bridges part of Ontario stream crossing solution

Two Modular Panel Bridges part of Ontario stream crossing solution

When a failing bridge needed to be replaced on Veley Road in Hilliardton Township, two Mabey Modular Panel Bridge Systems played a part in the solution. A rental pedestrian bridge served as a temporary crossing while a larger vehicular bridge was installed as the permanent solution.

Two Galvanized Girder Bridges skew into Harbourville, Nova Scotia

Two Galvanized Girder Bridges skew into Harbourville, Nova Scotia

Harbourville is a tiny village on the shores of the Bay of Fundy — home of the world’s highest tides and the annual High Tide Festival. Givan’s Brook and Hamilton Road criss-cross through a winding ravine into the community where two multiple-culvert crossings were in dire need of replacement. The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal issued a tender call for a Design-Build solution.

Multi-span bridge/piers package connects Northern Ontario First Nation

Multi-span bridge/piers package connects Northern Ontario First Nation

A new Mabey Modular Panel Bridge has provided vital year-round road access to a Northern Ontario First Nation community that previously relied on either air transport or a 42 km ice road for its basic needs. With a changing environment, the ice roads have been open for as few as 28 days in recent years — a significant reduction from 77 days only a decade ago.

Thorndale official opening a great success

Thorndale official opening a great success

October 12, 2017 was a very special day for Algonquin Bridge and the AIL Group of Companies, as we celebrated the official opening of our new Thorndale, Ontario facility with an Open House event.

Ste. Anne, Manitoba replaces popular Emile Champagne Bridge

Ste. Anne, Manitoba replaces popular Emile Champagne Bridge

The Town of Ste. Anne is a small community southeast of Winnipeg that is very proud of its bilingual heritage of almost two centuries. The picturesque, tree-lined Seine River meanders through the town with the aging Emile Champagne Bridge providing a shortcut from the main business district to Redemptorist Park and Villa Youville on the south side. Unfortunately, the old bridge had been restricted to foot traffic only in recent years and its service-life was basically over.

Parks Canada deploys re-useable detour bridge at Gros Morne

Parks Canada deploys re-useable detour bridge at Gros Morne

As part of the five-year Parks Canada Infrastructure Program, a replacement bridge is being constructed at Bakers Brook in Gros Morne National Park on the Western Shore of Newfoundland. To facilitate this and other bridge replacements, Parks Canada purchased a...

Rental bridge part of BC MOTI’s Saanich Interchange Project

Rental bridge part of BC MOTI’s Saanich Interchange Project

The Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada are investing $85 million in the development and construction of the McKenzie Interchange Project, a new partial cloverleaf on the Trans-Canada Highway at the Intersection with Admirals Road and McKenzie...

30 meter trail bridge frames approach to Nova Scotia’s picturesque St. Margarets Bay

30 meter trail bridge frames approach to Nova Scotia’s picturesque St. Margarets Bay

A beautiful Bowstring Truss design from Algonquin Bridge frames up a rather beautiful view of St. Margarets Bay for motorists entering the area via the new Highway 103 connector at Ingramport, near Halifax. However, it’s the trail users who really get the best views as they cross the graceful new span on the historic rails-to-trails route.

Rental bridge slips into Toronto’s Humber Valley for access to embankment project

Rental bridge slips into Toronto’s Humber Valley for access to embankment project

One of our Mabey Compact 200 Rental Bridge Systems recently helped the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TCRA) reach an inaccessible bank of the Humber River for an important erosion control and slope stabilization project. The eroding bank was a risk to a large housing complex above and could only be accessed by crossing from a park on the opposite shore.

Bridge makes a big difference to small community

Bridge makes a big difference to small community

The Municipality of the District of Barrington is a cluster of small villages with a big name and a big community spirit on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore. ‘The Lobster Capital of Canada’ enjoys all of the benefits of its fabulous seaside location, but it also endures some of its hardships, including wear and tear on infrastructure.

Our new Thorndale, Ontario facility opens

Our new Thorndale, Ontario facility opens

Creating Innovative Bridging Solutions is much more efficient now that we have moved into our brand new manufacturing plant just outside of London. All of our growing teams — management, sales, engineering and production — are now under one roof. Plus, our production layout with two 25-ton overhead cranes is capable of producing up to a 250’ continuous structure with built-in efficiencies.

Manitoba trail bridge opens to 74 thumbs up

Manitoba trail bridge opens to 74 thumbs up

The City of Dauphin, Manitoba knew their new bridge joining their Vermillion Park Walking Trail with their Vermillion SportsPlex would be well-received. But they never expected a rousing cheer with 74 thumbs up the very moment it was placed.

Mabey Compact 200 is the most economical option for Ontario First Nation

Mabey Compact 200 is the most economical option for Ontario First Nation

Dokis First Nation lies about an hour Southeast of Sudbury near Lake Nipissing. The community’s only road connection was built in 1955 and included a single lane Bailey Bridge over the Restoule River. Over 60 years later, the time had come to replace it and a tender call was issued by the Band Council.

Detour bridge rental part of Gros Morne replacement project

Detour bridge rental part of Gros Morne replacement project

When Parks Canada’s $2.6 billion infrastructure investment trickled down to a Southeast Brook replacement project in Gros Morne, Algonquin Bridge was ready with a Mabey Compact 200 Modular Panel Bridge system to serve as a temporary detour.

Remote MTO bridge replaced in just under four days

Remote MTO bridge replaced in just under four days

Highway 599 is a secondary highway winding through 291 km of Northwestern Ontario wilderness to connecting Highway 17 (the Trans Canada Highway) to remote First Nations communities and a gold mine. It is also the northern-most route maintained year ‘round by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO).

Historic ‘knuckle’ truss bridge replacement rolled into place

Historic ‘knuckle’ truss bridge replacement rolled into place

“Sometimes, in tight situations, you just have to roll with it.”
That’s what the Algonquin Bridge Team and project partners were saying on a recent replacement project in Waubaushene, Tay Township, ON. The site was too limited to accommodate a suitable crane to place the 62.5 m structure, so we devised a method to slide it into place on a system of rollers.

Five Modular Panel Bridges support Toronto’s transportation strategy

Five Modular Panel Bridges support Toronto’s transportation strategy

Five Mabey Modular Panel Bridges, from Algonquin Bridge, are helping MetroLinx and the City of Toronto buy some time to work through longer-term planning for one of their busiest transportation corridors. Three of the replacement bridges are now installed over the MetroLinx rail corridor at the Dunn Avenue and Dowling Avenue approaches to Lakeshore Boulevard and the F.G Gardiner Expressway and the waterfront trails. Two more will be installed over the Gardiner itself during a planned maintenance week in May 2016.

Mabey Compact 200 Bridge installed in time for NB school buses to roll

Mabey Compact 200 Bridge installed in time for NB school buses to roll

The New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (NBDTI) recently selected our popular Compact 200 Modular Panel Bridge System to replace an old, failing concrete structure over the South Bouctouche River – about 30 minutes north of Moncton. The new bridge needed to be in place in time for school opening.

Rental detour bridge keeps rural Ontario farmers farming

Rental detour bridge keeps rural Ontario farmers farming

A mid-summer bridge replacement on a small rural road near Ottawa needed a quick solution for a temporary detour bridge to keep local farmers connected with their fields and equipment. Algonquin Bridge was ready with an extensive inventory of Mabey Compact 200 Modular Panel Bridge components available to rent on short notice.

Changing Humber Valley’s timber decking to steel without a complete closure

Changing Humber Valley’s timber decking to steel without a complete closure

Humber Village is a private residential community of about 60 homes, near Corner Brook, NL, with its only connection to the Trans Canada Highway via a 423 m bridge. The steel beam structure over the Humber River had timber decking which was badly deteriorated. It was also dangerously narrow for pedestrian traffic. After many years of deliberation, the village corporation had their finances and plans in order and chose Brook Construction Ltd. to complete the refurbishing solution.

Rented Pedestrian Bridge drops into Fort McMurray

Rented Pedestrian Bridge drops into Fort McMurray

Our sister company, Atlantic Industries Limited (AIL), came to us with a customer in need of a fast, short-term solution for a pedestrian crossing over a waterway in Fort Mac. With a small alteration for their specific needs, our standard, in-stock Mabey Compact 200 Modular Panel Bridge was delivered, assembled and placed in no time.

Mabey Delta detour bridge reaches 67.5 m over QC river

Mabey Delta detour bridge reaches 67.5 m over QC river

When the Ministère des Transports Quebec (MTQ) required a temporary detour solution for their bridge replacement project on Autoroute 40, near Berthierville, a Mabey Delta Bridge System from Algonquin Bridge filled the gap.

NBDTI installs Compact 200 bridge replacement with its own crews

NBDTI installs Compact 200 bridge replacement with its own crews

The New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (NBDTI) recently installed one of our popular Compact 200 Bridge Systems using its own district crews instead of a contractor. The new bridge is a permanent replacement for a failed wooden Howe Truss bridge on Route 550 near Centreville in Carleton County.

Second deployment for Nova Scotia’s Modular Panel Bridge

Second deployment for Nova Scotia’s Modular Panel Bridge

Having purchased a Modular Panel Bridge System from Algonquin Bridge just a few years ago, the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has already redeployed the system for a second major project detour.

Bracebridge embraces historic bridge replacement

Bracebridge embraces historic bridge replacement

In the town of Bracebridge, Ontario, residents were bracing to say good-bye to their beloved historic landmark, the old McCutcheon Bridge. More than just a crossing, it was a bridge drenched in history and memories for the whole community. But the 1905 stone and concrete structure was showing the signs of more than a century of wear and it was time to replace it.

Large rental bridge figures into MTO rehab project in Petawawa

Large rental bridge figures into MTO rehab project in Petawawa

Choking busy Highway 17 down to one-lane for the duration of the Petawawa River Bridge Restoration project, was not something that The Ministry of Transportation – Ontario (MTO) was very keen on. And neither were the thousands of motorists who use it every day.

Three new bridges support The Fort’s golfers

Three new bridges support The Fort’s golfers

Algonquin Bridge was pleased to have been selected for the design and supply of three Prefabricated Bridges as part of a major upgrade and expansion of the Fort McMurray Golf Club.

Modular Panel Bridge provides quick solution for CN rail crossing in Nova Scotia

Modular Panel Bridge provides quick solution for CN rail crossing in Nova Scotia

When CN needed to replace a failing, century-old, right-of-way crossing on their main line near Amherst, NS, a Mabey 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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