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Emergency solution part of rush culvert replacement on BC’s Highway 99

February 3, 2016

Highway 99 is the main route south from Vancouver to the USA. Shutting down two lanes of traffic for an extended period of time would be a disaster for this highway. And that’s exactly what BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BC MoTI) officials were thinking when a large sink hole suddenly appeared due to a failed culvert.

Traffic keeps rolling as BC GRS Bridge installs in just eight days

February 3, 2016

As part of a major re-alignment on a forestry service road about 30 km west of Mackenzie, BC, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations needed to find a quick, economical and environmentally-friendly solution to replace two smaller failing culverts. An AIL Geotextile Reinforced Soil (GRS) Bridge proved to be the perfect solution.

Unique Hampton, NB truss bridge arches over double-stack trains

February 3, 2016

A recent project to replace an old bridge over a CN Rail line had our bridge designers thinking outside of the box to create an over-arching solution for an extremely snug site.

Bolt-A-Plate with Best•Kote best choice for Muskoka culverts

November 30, 2015

In Ontario’s busy cottage country, road closures can rock the boats of more than a few Muskokans. The region bore the brunt of severe flooding in 2013, with a state of emergency being declared. Barkway Road, home to this project, was closed for a full two weeks. In 2014, the deteriorating culvert at this site finally failed during another severe storm.

Contractor sells Kelowna on AIL’s economical bridging alternative

November 30, 2015

Mission Creek Regional Park is a 92-hectare nature reserve located in the centre of Kelowna, BC. The park contains over 12 km of hiking trails including a self-guided interpretation trail featuring two crossings over the Creek – one of which was in dire need of replacement.

Manitoba First Nation celebrates new lifeline in their community

November 26, 2015

The Members of western Manitoba’s Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve had been waiting 45 years to have a safe bridge replacement to connect the two halves of the community. Newer, larger water trucks and other heavy vehicles were dangerously stressing their old bridge and it had been condemned. Time was of the essence. A new Modular Bridge with a pedestrian walkway from AIL was the perfect solution.

Steel bridge easier and less costly than its concrete twin

November 25, 2015

Way out in Wyoming, there’s a tale of two bridges that bears telling. These bridges sit tightly, side by side, each spanning the same distance on parallel rail spurs. Each doing the same job of allowing vehicular traffic to pass under heavy coal trains enroute to the load-out facility at the generating plant.

Nimble AIL Sound Walls quiet a multi-purpose rail corridor

November 18, 2015

In Port Moody, British Columbia, the Klahanie Strata Council was concerned that the addition of the Evergreen Line LRT service to an existing CP Rail corridor would create even more unwanted noise for the property owners it represents. The AIL Sound Walls team consulted with the Council to come up with an effective sound mitigation solution that would be acceptable to both the Council and the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Economical GRS Wire Walls part of Super•Cor bridge replacement

October 23, 2015

AIL’s GRS Wire Walls (with cobblestone at the face) are looking good – both on the site and on the bottom line of a recent Super•Cor bridge replacement in Armstrong, BC.

Lightweight AIL Sound Walls used in Houston METRORail expansion

October 1, 2015

Lightweight and easy-to-install AIL Sound Walls were recently selected for a particular section of Houston’s major METRORail expansion, where the City of Houston was concerned about protecting their main sewer and storm drainage lines.

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