Heavy North is pleased to announce our role on the Smoky River Bridge Project near Grande Cache, Alberta. Heavy North is a subcontractor to PCL.
The Smoky River Bridge Project involves the construction of a new, wider concrete deck bridge with steel girders next to the location of the old bridge. The existing bridge will be removed once the new road approaches and bridge are complete. The project will also require the construction of 0.75 kilometres of approach road on either side of the new bridge to meet its new alignment and a new access to the park and boat launch area.
The project is currently underway as of early May 2017 with a scheduled completion date of September 2018.
Our scope of work includes the following:
• 20,000 m3 of stripping of organics in borrow area and in highway right-of-way
• 247,000 m3 of borrow material hauled 3km to re-alignment
• Structural excavation for pile caps for bridge abutments
• Backfill around structural components with crushed gravel
• Construction of earthfill cofferdam for pier access
• River bank slope protection with class 3 rip rap
• Demolition of existing highway once new bridge is complete
• Grade and contour highway slopes and ditches
• Reclamation of highway – placing of organics back on slopes and installing erosion mats in ditches
• Borrow pit reclamation