September 20, 2020
Highway 6 is a two-lane highway passing between the Kootenay and Okanagan regions of British Columbia. About 33 km west on Needles Ferry on this route, an Algonquin Modular Panel Bridge was used as a temporary detour bridge as part of the Cortiana Creek Bridge replacement project for the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BC MoTI).
This short-term bridge rental had some difficult site restraints with overhead power lines and a narrow laydown area with slopes on each side. None the less, the crane-assisted installation went ahead smoothly and all parties were pleased with the outcome.
Algonquin project assistance helped rental bridge project stay on schedule
As usual, our Technical Sales Representative was on the case throughout the full project cycle. She provided the consultant, Allnorth, with bridge details and budget estimates during the preliminary design phase, the year before the project tendered. She also helped manage the drawing approval time and shipping date to ensure the desired site date could be maintained. Plus, when it was discovered they needed more bolts for the project during assembly, she sourced them locally and delivered them to the site to keep the project on schedule.
First “Bailey Bridge” style detour bridge with this contractor
This was the first time that Coquitlam Ridge Constructors had worked with an Algonquin Modular Panel Bridge and it was a pleasure to work with them in a very collaborative and partner-like relationship.
During a site visit near bridge completion, their Project Manager commented that they liked our Panel Bridge’s bolt diameter consistency, panel design and ease of inventory management on-site and, of course, ease of assembly.