GIANT TOWERS ERECT BRIDGE

USING TEMPORARY TOWERS ERECTED ON SITE, DOMINION BRIDGE WAS ABLE TO CUT CONSTRUCTION TIME FOR THE BRIDGE BETWEEN MONTREALS MACKAY PIER AND EXPOS ILE VERTE, FROM 2 1/2 YEARS TO 1 1/2 YEARS. THE TOWERS WERE USED TO CANTILEVER THE SPANS UTILIZING CABLES ANCHORED IN THE BRIDGE ABUTMENTS. TWO TOWERS WERE USED ONE AT EACH END WITH THE BRIDGE MEETING AT THE CENTRE. THE SPANS THEMSELVES ARE OF AN ORTHOTROPIC STEEL DESIGN EMPLOYING A TRAPEZOIDAL, THREE CELL, BOX GIRDER WITH SLOPING WEBS ON THE OUTSIDE. /CGRA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 54-57, 4PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Caplan, B
  • Publication Date: 1965-3

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  • Accession Number: 00214623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1994 12:00AM