Category: Monthly Webinar Ontario’s Rapid Installation of Concrete Rigid Frame Bridges

April 21, 2016 1:00 pm

by Dina Miron, P.E., Head, Structural Section, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario, Eastern Region; and Trevor Small, P.E., Sr. Project Manager, Bridge Engineering, MMM Group Limited, a WSP Company

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Description: For almost a decade the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) has been accelerating the replacement of its substandard bridges in weekend closures with self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs). Using SPMTs the MTO has replaced 13 single-span bridges, three multi-span bridges including a curved structure, and two concrete rigid frame bridges. This presentation describes the installation of concrete rigid frame bridges on Highway 401, the first in 2014 with separate precast footings and the second in 2015 with integral footings. Design and construction details will be described, including comparison of footing placements and lessons learned.

April 2016_Photo 1_WBL footing placement

WBL footing placement

April 2016_Photo 2_WBL arrival

WBL arrival

April 2016_Photo 3_WBL rigid frame placement - top piece

WBL rigid frame placement - top piece

April 2016_Photo 4_EBL move setup

EBL move setup

April 2016_Photo 5_EBL during move

EBL during move

April 2016_Photo 6_EBL at lowering

EBL at lowering