MI Bridge Construction Over Pine Creek on PR 373 & Intersection
Location: Norway House, Manitoba
Project Description: Bridge Construction (Structure), Intersection Improvements & Traffic Signal Plant
Project Value: $8,300,000
Completion Date: Ongoing – Scheduled Completion Summer 2020
Owner: Manitoba Infrastructure
Kyle Heroux, P.Eng.
The project consisted on the re-alignment of the approaches to a newly constructed bridge, demolition and removal of the existing bridge as well as resurfacing and installation of a new traffic control plant. All work was completed while requiring to keep the existing traffic flows in place. Both work areas were very congested with high vehicle and pedestrian traffic flows and required a high level of traffic management and traffic control.
The bridge construction involved cast in place abutment, pier, deck and approach slabs. Bituminous paving was completed of the bridge deck and approach slabs in conjunction with the road re-alignment. Due to the location of this project all aggregates for the concrete and bituminous paving were required to be produced onsite. In addition, the contractor was required to supply and operate a mobile concrete batch plant. As required the contractor engaged independent quality control to ensure the project was meeting the technical and design requirements. The steel bridge girders were manufactured offsite and then hauled to site in sequence to facilitate the just in time erection of a multipiece girder. For the center section of the steel girders a tandem crane lift was required due to the location of the crane staging areas.
The intersections upgrades were completed while maintaining traffic flow at the community’s busiest intersection. Work times required adjusting to coincide with off peak pedestrian and vehicle traffic flows. As part of this project several culverts were required to be replaced while maintaining traffic flow and access. For the bridge portion of the project all aggregate required for the roadway and bituminous paving was produced by the contractor onsite.