Posts Tagged ‘ bridge safety ’

Keeping You Safe: A Closer Look at Bridge Inspections

Keeping You Safe: A Closer Look at Bridge Inspections

There’s been a lot of interest recently about our bridges and how they’re inspected. Here’s the scoop. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure manages an inventory of 2,700 bridges plus concession* bridges throughout the province. Sounds like a lot, but here’s a visual for you to put it in perspective. Take those bridges, put them end to end and they’d stretch over 150 kilometres. That’s like driving from Penticton to Merritt! So, how do we make sure so many...

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Three Solutions Identified to Improve Port Mann Bridge Safety

safety solution for Highway 1

UPDATE: Cable collars were chosen as the best solution to prevent snow and ice build up on the Port Mann Bridge. There are 30 collars on each of the 288 cables, and they all can be dropped remotely. Watch the snow collars on the Port Mann Bridge clear snow accumulation below: After the recent events on the Port Mann Bridge, engineers working on the project have assessed the concerns and identified solutions to help prevent snow and ice build-up...

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