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AIL shows duplicate bridge prowess near Peterborough, Ontario.

AIL’s Modular Steel Bridge and Abutments near Peterborough. Bridge abutment made from AIL’s Bolt-A-Bin cellular metal bin type  of retaining wall.

When the Municipality of Highlands East in Ontario needed to replace two bridges on a limited budget, AIL's Big R Prefabricated Steel Bridges with Bolt-A-Bin abutments trumped all other players on ease and speed of installation and overall cost. That's because AIL's Big R Prefabricated Steel Bridges install in less than half the time of their concrete counterparts and they can save as much as 50% on cost.

Bonus point: project completion in less than two weeks.

The remote location required a cost-effective solution for the bridge abutments, so AIL's Bolt-A-Bin cellular retaining walls were selected. It took two days for each abutment to be assembled and filled. Then, the bridges were installed in less than a day at each location - all with minimal environmental impact.

AIL's durable Guiderail System was then added to comply with the Ontario safety standards. Finally, an asphalt coating was expertly applied to each bridge deck to complete the project ahead of schedule. Traffic flow across each bridge resumed within hours after the asphalt coating was compacted.

Expert teamwork in bridge replacement and renewal - an AIL strong suit.

No stranger to the world of bridge crossing success, AIL professionals helped determine the most affordable solution during the specification process, added value in the design phase and provided on-site technical support to the project contractor. Our "grand slam" offering of cost effective solutions, technical expertise and collaborative teamwork made this project a model for other municipalities and townships to follow.

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“These bridges are definitely the answer for any township or municipality that is looking for a fast,, efficient way to put in a bridge with very little downtime and road closure.”

– Dave Little, Superintendent of Royel Paving

Two Big R Prefabricated Steel Bridges with Bolt•A•Bin Abutments and Guiderails

Bridge dimensions:
18288 mm (60') long by 7315 mm (24') wide

6896 mm (22' 7") clear between rails

Live Load: CL-625-ONT

Owner: Municipality of Highlands East, ON

Engineering Consultant:
D.M. Wills Associates Limited, Peterborough, ON

Royel Paving Limited, Lindsay, ON
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