Prefabricated structure speeds up repair of Canadian bridge

02/6/2009 | Engineering News-Record

Surespan Construction recently used a prefabricated steel and concrete composite structure to replace a wooden trestle on a bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia. The prefabricated structure was originally used as a temporary bridge during the construction of the Canada Line rapid transit project. A fire destroyed the trestle on the 72-year-old compression-arch, suspended-deck bridge last month, and use of the temporary bridge allowed workers to finish repairs in eight days instead of six weeks.

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