AIL’s Bolt-A-Plate with Best-Kote Polymer Coating recently proved to be the best option for a fish passage/stream enclosure under the new section of New Brunswick’s Fundy Trail Parkway expansion.
Due to the aggressive environment, the structure was originally expected to be made from our corrosion/abrasion-resistant Dur-A-Span Structural Aluminum Plate, but the higher 12 m (39.4′) cover required the strength of steel. Our Bolt-A-Plate with Best-Kote Polymer Coating delivered both the added strength and the desired protection.
Best-Kote provides over 75 years of design service life
Ideal for aggressive environmental conditions, Best-Kote Polymer Coating provides superior corrosion/abrasion protection and long-term durability for AIL’s Ultra-Cor, Super-Cor and Bolt-A-Plate structures. It’s an economical solution for an extended service life and offers 360˚ protection to all or part of a structure.
The coated plates for the 80.41 m (264′) structure were delivered to the remote location on two flatbeds with the aluminum fish baffle inserts and hardware on a third. Plates were colour-coded for ease of storage and assembly in the ravine-like site.
Extremely heavy rains had flooded the site just before construction began, but once underway, the project was completed in four weeks — two weeks each for plate assembly and engineered backfill. An AIL representative was on-site to ensure all proceeded as planned.
Integrating a world-class “signature” destination area
The completion of the Fundy Trail Parkway will establish a scenic coastal link between Saint John, Sussex and Moncton while integrating the Fundy Trail, Fundy National Park and Hopewell Rocks into a world-class “signature” destination area.