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.
Tight site, new crew, no problem
The installation was challenged by a confined environment – with the detour bridge being set very close to the existing bridge – and a construction team that was fairly new to installing modular panel bridges.
Turns out they weren’t really challenges at all…
Modular Panel Bridges are ideal for tight sites
Mabey Modular Panel Bridge components are designed to stack neatly on trailers and site lay-down areas, ready to be assembled in limited spaces. In this case, the contractor used a crane assisted launch method to eliminate the need for a launching nose and counter weight sections (used in the cantilevered launch method) which would have taken up more space beyond the abutments.
Installation is easy for local crews and equipment
All went off without a hitch, with some Algonquin Bridge support throughout the project cycle, including on-site assistance on the actual installation day.
We specialize in both short-term and long-term rentals
Our steel bridges are ready to deploy for virtually any application – highway, off-road industrial, pedestrian and more. Discover the benefits of renting from Algonquin:
- A wide range of bridging options
- Canada-wide distribution and support
- In-house engineering and design
- Dependable field service
- Professional Engineer stamped drawings
Project at a glance:
Name: Carlsbad Lane Bridge Rental
Location: Ottawa, ON
Owner: City of Ottawa
Contractor: Louis W. Bray Construction Limited
Engineer: MMM Group Limited
Product: Mabey Compact 200 Modular Panel Bridge
Application: Stream Crossing
Dimensions: Span 33.5 m x Width 4.2 m (single lane)
Installation time: Five to Seven days
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