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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
“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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having recently entered into an agreement with Mabey Bridge Limited and Algonquin Bridge to become the exclusive Canadian distributor of Mabey Modular Panel Bridges, AIL International Inc. has appointed Dale Gaston, as Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Algonquin Bridge.
AIL International aligns with Algonquin Bridge to grow exclusive Canadian distributorship of Mabey Modular Panel Bridges
AIL International Inc. is entering into an agreement with Mabey Bridge Limited and Algonquin Bridge to grow the exclusive distributorship of Mabey Modular Panel Bridges for the Canadian sales and rental markets.