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McIntosh Perry gaining attention for Timmins bridge replacement

…the new bridge has to be raised 0.4 metres to meet Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code standards…





An upcoming McIntosh Perry bridge project in Timmins is getting some attention.

The multi-disciplinary engineering and professional services firm is a part of planning for the replacement of the Kraft Creek Bridge, which is being slated for summer 2018 – and which will result in the closure of the bridge for between two to four months. The project, located on Airport Road north of the city, was recently featured in an article in The Timmins Press.

The City of Timmins is in the process of replacing the two-lane bridge, a $4 million project which McIntosh Perry’s project manager, Laura Donaldson, recently outlined for the council. The timber structure dates back to the 1960s and is now at the end of its service life with deteriorating timbers, according to Donaldson.

The article delves deeper into the project and can be seen here: http://www.timminspress.com/2016/02/11/city-applies-for-funding-to-rebuild-airport-rd-bridge

Donaldson said replacing the bridge isn’t cut and dried. Since the bridge was constructed, code requirements have changed. She said now, the new bridge has to be raised 0.4 metres to meet Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code standards. Donaldson is recommending a pre-cast, concrete side-by-side box design for accelerated construction. Using this method, and a full closure, could mean the bridge would be completed in a shortened, eight-week construction timeline.

City council recently voted to apply for federal funding to replace the aging structure.

Next steps include McIntosh Perry welcoming residents at an open house public meeting in March, to pass on knowledge, as well as receive information and feedback from local residents which will then be built into various aspects of the project.

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