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Three new bridges support the Fort’s golfers

June 16, 2014

Ped Bridge Image1 webIn Fort McMurray, AIL’s “We Support The Fort” attitude is evident in our engineered infrastructure that is literally part of the economic landscape in the region’s highways and mine sites. It seems only fitting that we also supplied three Prefabricated Bridges as part of a major upgrade and expansion of the Fort McMurray Golf Club.

Ready for Canadian PGA Tournament

We worked closely with our project partners to design, supply and install the bridges in a tight time frame ahead of the 2014 season and an upcoming Canadian PGA Tournament – The 2014 Syncrude Boreal Open.

Multi-team coordination ensured project success

Our team approach ensured project continuity from the conceptual stage, through design and fabrication in conjunction with our sister company Algonquin Bridge, all the way to the installed finished product. The order was confirmed on January 28, 2014 and constant coordination between sales, engineering, manufacturing, shipping and installation teams ensured everything was completed by April 10.

One of the bridges replaced a timber frame bridge on the eighth hole of the existing course. The new version was longer, more robust and on GRS/Pile Abutments upstream to alleviate previous erosion and ice issues. The other two bridges were installed as part of an 18-hole expansion slated to open for the 2015 season.

Design continuity over old and new courses

With their gracefully-arching truss designs, naturally-weathering finishes and timber decking, the new bridges reflect their natural surroundings and offer design continuity over both courses.

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Canada’s Bridge and Infrastructure Company

With almost 50 years of proven performance, locations coast-to-coast and a wide range of bridging and related infrastructure solutions, AIL is now recognized as Canada’s truly national bridge and infrastructure company. In response to increased demand for prefabricated bridges, we are now providing solutions from a number of sources in addition to the expanded capabilities within the AIL Group of Companies itself.

About The 2014 Syncrude Boreal Open

Now in its fourth year, The 2014 Syncrude Boreal Open, presented by AECON, will take place June 16-22 at the Fort McMurray Golf Club, with 156 of some of the best golfers from around the world competing for a purse of $150,000.

Project-at-a-glance

Project Name: Fort McMurray Golf Club Bridges
Location: Fort McMurray, AB
Owner: Fort McMurray Golf Club
Contractor: Landmark Solutions
Product: AIL Custom Prefabricated Bridges (3)
Application: Pedestrian/Cart Stream Crossings
Dimensions: Width 3.35 m; Lengths 15.24 m, 18.29 m, 24.40 m
Installation time: Approximately one week

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