Can-Traffic Biggest Achievements
Deh Cho Bridge – North West Territories
The Deh Cho Bridge was, and always will be one of the highlighted projects for Can-Traffic. This project, located on the Makenzie River in the North West Territories, saw it’s fair share of unique challenges. Our crews were faced with adverse weather conditions, unique safety obstacles, and a truly varied scope. Dispite all this Can-Traffic successfully completed the Bridge, marine, aircraft and abutment lighting. Working together with the North West Territories Ministry of Transportation and the First Nations People of Fort Providence afforded us the opportunity to complete a one of a kind project unequalled in all of Canada. The bridge itself is completely unique in its concept and design and spans 1.1 kilometers.
Wikipedia identifies the superstructure as a two lane, nine-span composite steel truss bridge with a cable assisted main span of 190 m (623 ft),. The approach spans are symmetrical about the centre of the bridge and have successive lengths of 90 m (295 ft), 112.5 m (369 ft), 112.5 m (369 ft) and 112.5 m (369 ft). The total length of the bridge is 1,045 m (3,428 ft). The superstructure consists of two 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in), deep deep Warren trusses with a transverse spacing of 7.32 m (24 ft), and a 235 mm (9.25 in), thick precast composite deck. The truss members are built up I-sections. Two A-pylons, located at Pier IV South and Pier IV North, each support two cable planes. Each cable plane consists of six cables that are connected to the main truss through an outrigger system.
Can-Traffic continues to service and maintain the Bridge today and looks forward to the next opportunity to participate in another unique and challenging project like Deh Cho.