The 17-span bridge, which is 847 meters long and about 100 feet above water level at the highest point, carries two lanes of Highway 49 traffic over the Bay of Quinte. The bridge creates a fixed link between Prince Edward County to the south and the mainland and Highway 401 to the north. Highway 49 north of the bridge crosses the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, located on the north shore of the Bay of Quinte.
On this intricate project with aggressive timelines (expected to take five years to complete), McIntosh Perry provided Construction Administration including General Structural Specialist Engineer services.
To complete all the work every year, a lot of planning and coordination was required by McIntosh Perry. The weather, and especially the wind, is an extremely challenging factor to take into consideration when it comes to operating 200-tonne cranes on barges with heavy suspended loads at 100 feet above the water level.
A unique aspect of the project is the size, length, and weight of the girders, which are erected in pairs. Two girders, each comprised of three separate smaller girders bolted together on barges and lifted into place, are approximately 171 feet long and the assembled pair of girders weigh 69-tonnes.
Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario
Client: Ontario Ministry of Transportation
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