Constructed in the early 1970s and refurbished in the late 1980s, the old concrete bridge over Northeast Brook in Trepassey, NL, was undeniably a candidate for full replacement by 2015.
That’s when the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Transportation and Works (NLDTW) said “enough is enough” and replaced it with a new Polymer-Coated Super-Cor Box Culvert with MSE Precast Panel Wingwalls from AIL. No doubt the prospect of a 75+ year design service life was too good to refuse.
Province’s Modular Bridge System drops in for a piggyback
We ran into a kindred spirit on this project when the Province’s own Algonquin Modular Bridge System showed up to help with the traffic diversion. In this case, the bridge system was installed piggyback-style, on top of an even older concrete bridge just upstream from this site.
Structural Plate has a strong history in Newfoundland and Labrador
Our NL operations are always strong performers in our Canada-wide network. Structural Plate is a natural for the harsh environments and remote locations of this rugged region. Our corrosion/abrasion-resistant Dur-A-Span Aluminum has been a mainstay in the coastal zones (especially Box Culverts), but Super-Cor and Bolt-A-Plate have also been a big part of it. Plus, our first installation using Ultra-Cor — the world’s strongest structural steel plate — was near Corner Brook in 2013.