April 15, 2014
When CN needed to replace a failing, century-old, right-of-way crossing on their main line near Amherst, NS, an Algonquin Modular Panel Bridge System from Algonquin Bridge proved to be the most economical and versatile option for a speedy replacement.
Cambered ends provide additional clearance
To ensure maximum clearances for double-stack freight cars, this elevated crossing serving a few homes and historic Fort Lawrence National Historic Site got an extra clearance lift, thanks to cambered end sections and precast abutments.
Once the old bridge was removed and cut-up for recycling, the new 31.9 m bridge was assembled at the site and lifted into place in one day without interruption to rail traffic.