A Look Back at 2021: The Bow River Bridge
The final project in our look back at 2021 is the Bow River Bridge Twinning Project. Last year over 7,000 cubic metres of concrete was placed, totalling approximately 17,000 cubic metres to date. That’s enough concrete to fill seven Olympic-sized swimming pools or roughly the amount of water that goes over Niagara Falls in six seconds.
About 900,000 kilograms of reinforcing steel was used this year, bringing the project total to 2.7 million kilograms – that’s about 1.5 times the weight of the world’s largest tree in Sequoia National Park.
The cast-in-place pier segments on the north side of the river were completed and the new collector-distributor road and bridge over Scenic Acres Link N.W. opened to traffic. Check out the time-lapse video at westringroad.ca > Photos & Videos.