The Good Bridge Replacement Project No. 7205 is located in the North Peace Region on Cecil Lake Road, where it crosses the Alces River, a tributary of the Peace River, approximately 45 kilometres east of Fort St. John, BC.
The existing bridge approached the end of its service life. The replacement structure consists of the construction of a two-lane 43 m clear-span steel girder, and cast in place concrete composite deck bridge, with a cast in place concrete pile cap on concrete-filled steel pipe piles, and with a cast in place ballast wall. Work also included 40 m of channel improvement, reconstruction of approximately 170 m of approaches, and construction of a single lane detour bridge with unpaved approaches.
The new clear-span structure has no supports in the river. This minimizes environmental impacts, especially on wildlife and their habitats. The increased load capacity supports greater access for commercial and industrial traffic, and the wider shoulders provide a safer active transportation route for cyclists and pedestrians.
Cecil Lake Road is important to the North Peace side-road network, running more than 60 kilometres between Rose Prairie Road and the B.C.-Alberta border. Cecil Lake Road connects rural communities to Highway 97 and is typically used by more than 1,500 vehicles per day in the summer.
Allnorth was contracted by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to provide Ministry Representative services, Assistant Ministry Representative services (as required), quality assurance survey, and quality assurance material testing services on this project.
- Ministry Representative
- Assistant Ministry Representative
- Quality Assurance Survey
- Quality Assurance Materials Testing
Fort St. John, BC
See the project in action. Videos and photos courtesy of Richard Fairservice.
Good Bridge is a vital piece of infrastructure for the Peace, helping connect local people and goods within the region and to the rest of B.C.,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “In addition to supporting the province’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring safe and reliable movement through the Peace will support local communities and businesses for decades into the future.”
Congratulations to the contractor, S. Young Enterprises Ltd., who has been nominated for the Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence 2021 – for Bridges and Structures.