Kicking Horse Canyon Project
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Premier's Award  - Innovation 2006/2007

Project Overview Presentation


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PARK BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION TIME-LAPSE

Click image to watch a time-lapse series of photos showing the construction from the girder launches all the way through to completion of the 405-metre-long, 90-metre-high bridge.

Park Bridge Girder Launching

The first set of girders being prepared for “launching” from the west abutment of the new bridge.

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The first stage of the launching process involved hydraulically pushing the first part of the girder assembly across the gap between the abutment and the first pier.
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The removable nose section of the assembly is shaped like a sleigh runner to ensure the front end crosses above the pier before the girder itself is placed on it. The weight at the back of the assembly prevents the front from tipping into the gap.
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After a few hours, the front of the girder rests atop the first pier, and the nose section hangs over the end, ready for the next push to the second pier.
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Behind the abutment, the assembly awaits the attachment of the next girder segment.
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After the next girder segment was attached, the combined assembly was pushed to the next pier.
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The new Park Bridge structure taking shape high above the existing highway.
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The final push to span the last gap (right) occurred on May 19, 2007.
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