Highway 417 Rapid Underpass Replacement

Location: Ottawa, ON

Completion: Fall 2013

ART Engineering Inc. was retained to provide structural engineering consulting services for the innovative construction and performance of two rapid underpass replacements located along Ottawa's major arterial highway. The project was organized to have the bridges replaced over a single weekend, and the process was completed smoothly in under 17 hours. Services provided by ART Engineering included:

Temporary deck access platforms.
Temporary stair tower designs.
Bearing plinth designs.
Temporary access platform designs.
Rapid lift structure falsework designs.
Existing structure demolition procedure.
Reinforcing steel QVE services.
Structural steel QVE services.
Abutment cleat modification design.

[MTO 2012-4001]
Kirkwood Avenue Underpass.
Carling Avenue Westbound Underpass.

Companies Involved:
Aecon Group Inc. and Access Rigging Services Inc.

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