Steel Arch Installed for the Victoria Bridge Reconstruction in Ontario

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A huge steel arch, 90 meters wide and weighing 130 tons, was installed for the Victoria Bridge reconstruction in Ontario on Tuesday. It was a remarkable sight as ropes and powerful machines guided the arch into position, witnessed by a large crowd. Jennie Dann, the director of Construction and Infrastructure Services for the City of London, described it as one of the biggest lifts in the province this year. To handle the heavy lifting, a 650-tonne crawler crane, one of the largest in North America, was brought using 40 transport trucks and assembled on-site.

The iconic Victoria Bridge, which has served as a crossing over the Thames River in London for nearly a century, is undergoing a significant transformation. The new bridge will feature a larger span and arches that rise 10 meters above the ground. The deck surface of the bridge will also be widened to better accommodate cyclists and pedestrians, providing improved access to the Thames Valley Parkway.

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Cyclists who passed by during the installation expressed their anticipation for the project’s completion. When completed it will eliminate the need for the temporary transit bridge. However, the temporary bridge may have occasional closures during this week’s Victoria Bridge Reconstruction in Ontario. The access to the project area will restricted by the city. Dann mentioned that it is a two-year project, with the foundation and footing being constructed over the previous year.

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The city aims to make significant progress with Victoria Bridge Reconstruction in Ontario. Before the colder weather sets in, some work needs to be completed because they are  sensitive to temperature. While the official opening date is yet to be determined. They hope to open the bridge later this year. With the possibility of some bridge work continuing into the spring. The first arch is successfully in place. Contractor will complete the reset on Wednesday, enabling the installation of the second arch on Thursday.