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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.

Our AIL Group sibling has a nose for being helpful
As the exclusive Canadian distributor for Mabey Bridges, Algonquin can also rely on the national network of its AIL Group sibling, Atlantic Industries Limited (AIL). That came in handy on this project, as the ‘launch nose’ segment was able to be stored at their Deer Lake facility until it was needed again for de-launch.

Two-lane, triple-double, 45 m span assembled and installed in 10 days
The system was shipped to the site and assembled and installed in just 10 days, using the cantilevered launch sequence with the tilted ‘launch nose’ module at the end. This animated video shows how Mabey Bridges can be launched from one side, without the need for heavy lifting equipment — an engineering marvel that dates back to World War II.

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Past project history with contractor was key
Our companies have been built on mutually-successful relationships with a high degree of repeat clients. We are happy to have worked once again with long-standing project partner, Johnson’s Construction Ltd. of Corner Brook. Their Structures Division Manager, Lloyd Osmond, offered the following comments:

“The installation went well. We had a few technical queries that were answered in a timely manner from the Algonquin team. Overall, from our progress meetings, Parks Canada is very pleased with how the installation turned out and the bridge is functioning well for them.”

Project-at-a-glance:
Project name: Southeast Brook Bridge Replacement
Location: Gros Morne National Park, NL
Owner: Parks Canada
Engineer: Stantec
Contractor: Johnson’s Construction Ltd.
Product: Mabey Compact 200 Modular Panel Bridge
Application: Rental Detour Bridge, Stream Crossing
Dimensions: Span 45.7 m, Width 9.5 m (Two-Lane)
Installation time: Site assembled and launched in 10 days