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October 16, 2012
Rapid bridge replacement planned for Hwy. 401 in Toronto
A Highway 401 off-ramp bridge will be replaced in just over two days using rapid bridge replacement technology later this month.
This is the first rapid bridge replacement in the Toronto area and is expected to create about 70 jobs.
Brennan Paving & Construction Ltd. of Markham, Ontario was awarded the bridge replacement contract.
Crews will use state-of-the-art technology to lift, move and replace the 49-year-old, 900-tonne bridge at Bridgeland Avenue, near the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in one weekend, beginning on Oct. 26.
Traditionally, a complete bridge replacement takes nine to 12 months.
Ontario has used rapid bridge replacement technology to replace four bridges — three on Highway 417 at Island Park, Clyde Avenue and Carling Avenue eastbound in Ottawa, and one on Highway 403 at Aberdeen Avenue in Hamilton.
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