Milestone reached in Pedelta’s stainless steel bridges

09 August 2018

The first North American duplex stainless steel bridges designed and engineered by Pedelta Canada, will soon be lifted into position in Toronto.

The long-awaited pedestrian/cycle bridges between Toronto's Fort York and Niagara neighbourhood are closer to reality as construction heats up at the site of Garrison Crossing. The new bridges are being built by a team led by Dufferin Construction. The project is managed by Build Toronto & MMM Group, with a design-build team composed of Pedelta, DTAH, Mulvey & Banani, and Golder Associates.

Garrison Crossing's completed first phase of construction involved: construction of a retaining wall in Ordnance Park in the middle of the crossings, installation of bridge support columns there as well as in Garrison Common in the south, and South Stanley Park Extension in the north. Phase 2 included the forming of the bridge’s approach ramp into Garrison Common, grading work on a portion of the South Stanley Park Extension, and the installation of new storm sewers.

Work is now underway on the third and final phase of the bridge’s construction, involving steel assembly, installation of bridge structures, pouring of bridge decks, landscaping work in the South Stanley Park Extension, as well as new pedestrian/cycle paths connecting with the bridge. Sections of the two large steel arch supports that will be a distinguishing feature of the new bridge are now clearly visible, wrapped in blue protective membranes to prevent damage during construction. The individual steel sections will be joined using a flux core welding process.