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Having purchased an Algonquin Modular 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.

The Algonquin unit is now in place along a busy stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway (104) at Heatherton, near Antigonish. This bridge will help to mitigate inconvenience and delays for motorists.

For greater safety, the new permanent bridge will be set at a grade that is 5 m higher than the old bridge. The detour bridge was also set at that higher grade and, after disassembly, its approaches will be left in place for use in future highway twinning.

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Project-at-a- glance
Project Name: Heatherton By-Pass Detour Bridge
Location: Trans-Canada Highway 104, Heatherton, Nova Scotia
Owner: Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Contractor: Nova Construction / Ian Sinclair Contracting
Product: Algonquin Modular Panel Bridge
Application: Temporary Detour, Stream Crossing
Dimensions: 61 m clear span x 8.05 m width
Installation Time: Approximately one month