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Big R Modular Bridge: From truck to abutments in 30 minutes!

September 11, 2013

Bridge(web)When The City of Kawartha Lakes, ON, needed a fast replacement bridge on Creek View Road, they went with a pre-engineered and prefabricated Big R Bridge. They had heard that Big R Bridges were strong and fast. Just how fast, they’d soon find out.

With AIL representatives on site for guidance, it took just 30 minutes to crane the two bridge modules off the truck and into place on the abutments, bolt them together and weld the bearing pads. The guide rail installation took an additional hour. 

Accelerated production cycle, all-season install capability

The client, engineer and contractor were all equally surprised by the efficiency of the installation and commented that they would look forward to working with AIL again. The engineer has since tagged us on a second project. But it isn’t just our bridges’ speed of installation that impresses. Our accelerated design/engineering/fabrication cycle and our bridges’ all-season installation capabilities, keep customers coming back.


Variety of foundation types, local crews and equipment

Strong, yet lightweight, Big R Prefabricated Steel Bridges are pre-engineered and prefabricated to ship and install quickly (often in several hours) on several foundation types and without the need for poured concrete or specialized bridge construction companies.

Custom-designed and engineered to suit your site

Big R Modular Vehicular Bridges are available in spans of up to 45.7 m (150') and in any width. They can be fabricated with either square or skewed ends to suit any site conditions and they can also have truss panels added to enhance their designs.

Your source for complete bridge packages 

Now with increased manufacturing capacity AIL is your source for a wide variety of Big R Prefabricated Bridges. 

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Owner/Location: City of Kawartha Lakes, ON 
Consultant: Greer Galloway Group Inc.
Contractor: Four Brothers Construction 
Product: Big R Modular Vehicular Bridge
Application: Stream Crossing (Replacement) 
Dimensions: Span 17 m (55.77'), Width 4.6 m (15.09')
Installation Time: 1.5 hours