The Kingston Third Crossing Bridge was recently featured by Bridge Design & Engineering, highlighting the bridge that will improve emergency services, increase active transportation through a multi-use pedestrian and bike pathway, create greater business connectivity and enhance the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Kingston.
"During the detailed design phase, through collaboration with the contractor and owner. Hatch and Systra-lBT conducted bridge optimisation through structural analyses, significantly reducing quantities with estimated cost savings of U$9.6 million. In accordance with the approved environmental assessment, the bridge was designed for a minimum 100-year design life, exceeding the 75-year design life requirement of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code. The longer service life will provide long-term environmental and economic benefits." Bridge Design & Engineering, page 36.
National architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann provided steel erection analysis and design of this 1.2 km, two-lane bridge, supporting continued growth and enhancing quality of life and community safety. Bergmann was hired by general contractor Kiewit Corporation to serve as Structural Steel Construction Engineer of record during Phase 4, joining partners SYSTRA International Bridge Technologies, Hatch Ltd, and Walters Inc. To deliver this project on time and on budget the City of Kingston has chosen an Integrated Project Delivery model (IPD).
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