January 28, 2022
Algonquin’s Modular Bridge Systems are so versatile and economical that they are used in a wide variety of permanent and temporary applications across Canada — vehicular, pedestrian, trail, utility pipe, mining, forestry, detour, emergency replacement and more. This bridge was for a permanent stream crossing in the middle of a private owner’s property near Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
Modular Bridge was cantilever launched into place
The single-lane, timber-decked bridge arrived from our Thorndale, Ontario, plant and was assembled on-site and cantilever launched into place in only two days with a crew of six. The entire project took only two weeks. With cantilever launching, there is no need for a costly crane; the assembled bridge with added cantilever weight and specially designed launch nose is simply nudged across the stream on rollers by an excavator.
Algonquin is a long-standing and trusted partner with customer
Algonquin is a long-standing and trusted partner with Alberta-based Expanse Inc., the contractor on this project. Strong communications with Expanse and our manufacturing team ensured the entire project went along without any major hitches.
“Algonquin has consistently been accommodating and responsive with all projects we have partnered on. They are solutions-driven and cost competitive.”
— Steven Stanley, Owner, Expanse Inc.
Economical Algonquin Modular Bridges are easy to install
The Algonquin Modular Bridge System uses 3 m pinned panels to achieve clear spans of more than 82 m. They are easy to assemble with local crews and equipment. Designs can be configured for a wide range of roadway widths up to three lanes. Driving surfaces can be either steel decks with asphalt pavement or anti-skid, epoxy-aggregate coating. Timber decking is also available.