October 20, 2020
Westbank First Nation (WFN) is a self-governing First Nation in the heart of the Okanagan Territory comprised of five large reserves, two of which are a vital part of urban West Kelowna, with a population of over 9,000 residents and over 400 businesses.
Spland Road is the only connection to a growing residential neighbourhood in West Kelowna but was compromised by an older, undersized culvert that was prone to blockages and flooding — cutting off residents’ access to the rest of the city and to emergency services.
WFN chose to replace the old culvert with a new, wide-mouthed Bolt-A-Plate Pipe Arch to ensure better hydraulic flow rates with fewer blockages and less flooding. To maintain access, the new culvert was stage-constructed and placed in two sections so that one lane of the road was always open.
AIL worked with the consultant and contractor to offer site support to get the structure approved and stayed in contact with the contractor to ensure the successful installation. The project was completed successfully and we continue to work with WFN.
Bolt-A-Plate: an effective culvert or buried bridge solution
For a strong, effective culvert or buried bridge solution, AIL’s Bolt-A-Plate is the product of choice for its light weight, strength and versatility. It is perfect for economical bridge and drainage structure construction or replacement, as well as many other applications.
Bolt-A-Plate is available in spans of up to 12 m in our widest range of shapes and sizes: Standard, Low or High Profile Arches; Rounds; Horizontal or Vertical Ellipses; Pipe Arches and Pear Shaped.