Lakeshore Road Bridge Reconstruction over Sixteen Mile Creek
Businesses open during construction
Please remember, all businesses along Lakeshore Road on either side of the bridge, as well as the library, the theatre, and Centennial Pool remain open and accessible during construction
Update – April 2017
The reconstruction of the Lakeshore Road bridge is progressing on schedule!
Here’s an update of what’s happening
- The contractor is currently working on the installation of micro-piles for the bridge abutments. New micro-piles are being installed to provide the necessary bearing capacity to bedrock for the new bridge abutments.
- Once the new micro-piles are installed and tested, the formwork for the abutments will be constructed for the placement of steel rebar and pouring of concrete. The work on the east and west abutments will continue until near the end of June.
- Repairs to the existing bridge piers are also underway and will continue until early May.
- This work includes some concrete removals on the pier tops, sandblasting, formwork, steel rebar placement and pouring new concrete.
- The work on the piers will continue until early May.
Coming up next
- New steel girders are being fabricated for placement on the new abutments and the rehabilitated bridge piers at the end of June/beginning of July.
- The new steel girders will be put in place using large cranes, similar to how the old steel girders were removed.
We will continue to update this page as the project progresses so visit often.
A lot happened since the bridge closed in January. The old bridge deck, steel girders and bridge abutments are gone.
If you missed it, don’t worry, we were able to capture it all on camera for you!
One video is a timelapse that shows the crews removing the bridge railing and concrete deck piece-by-piece in 30 seconds.
The other is a one-minute video showing crews cutting the steel girders, and two cranes, one on each side of Sixteen Mile Creek, carefully lifting the girders and swinging them to the west side of the creek.
From there, the girders were cut into smaller pieces, placed on a truck and removed from site.