Construction of Ontario's ﬁrst cable-stayed bridge, and 4.9 km four-lane expansion of Hwy 11/17 east of the Town of Nipigon, demolition of the existing structure, removal of piers, and reconstruction of the Hwy 11/17 intersection 500m east of the bridge. Spanning the Nipigon River gorge, the structure, was built in 2 phases, allowing for the full switch of traffic from the old structure to phase 1 of the new, demolition of the old structure, and completion of phase 2.
Segmental construction of the 252m bridge deck with a segregated pedestrian pathway
Installation of 182 steel piles to 50-70m depths
Cast-in-place sub-structure (41 m x 20.5m x 3.5m)
Erection of a pre-cast, three-tower centre pier to a height of 51 m above the bridge deck
‘Rolled off’ removal and demolition of the old bridge deck
Installation of 66 steel cables
Rehabilitation of the river bank and Brook Trout habitat
The project was delivered through the Bot Ferrovial Nipigon Joint Venture (BFNJV), a partnership of Bot Construction Limited and Ferrovial Agroman Canada Inc.
Design Bid Build (DBB)
Ministry of Transportation Ontario
McCormick Rankin; Buckland-Taylor
North West Engineering, a division of Hatch Mott McDonald