In 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.
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
In its fourth year, the 2014 Syncrude Boreal Open, presented by AECON, took 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.
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