Tag Archives: Nipigon Bridge Failure

Bridges, aging infrastructure and how to manage costs and responsibility

It is an election year, both municipal and provincial in Ontario. Promises will be made to make things better… One of the promises surely to be made is to increase funding the repair of/or rebuild aging infrastructure. The Nipigon River Bridge is being replaced, however, it failed after only 42 days. One side had been opened, while the old bridge ...

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Letter to Trudeau & Ministers – Open Tender for Gordie Howe Bridge to Conventional Bridge Designs

Oct 11, 2017 @ 08:08 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Infrastructure & Communities – Amarjeet Sohi Minister of Transport – Marc Garneau Good Morning Gentlemen, I have received the following Open Letter for publication. These two well-respected engineers have some valid concerns about the skyrocketing costs of ‘Signature’ or Cable-Stayed Bridges. (emailed link to letter) As a tax payer, ...

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