Graham begins pre-construction planning for Edmonton’s Groat Road Bridge
By Jillian MorganBridges Construction
Pre-construction planning is underway for the $46 million Groat Road Bridge rehabilitation project in Edmonton, Alta. The contract was awarded to Graham in February.
Groat Road Bridges and Road Renewal Project aims to extend the service life of the bridge for another 50 years.
About 300 metres in length, the bridge runs over the North Saskatchewan River. It was originally constructed in 1955 and previously rehabilitated in 1989.
Graham will also rehabilitate the Emily Murphy Park Road Bridge to the south of the river and the Victoria Park Bridge to the North of the river.
The company will also carry out a roadworks optimization program adjacent to all three bridges.
An overhead gantry crane will be used to complete the bulk of the superstructure demolition and reconstruction. This methodology aims to reduce the project’s overall environmental impact, cost and schedule, when compared to a conventional river-berm access method.
Construction is expected to start in April, and the city aims for the project to reach completion in 2020.
SOURCE: GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION