Leaders in Environmental and Transportation Infrastructure Services

Hurdman Bridge

Project Details

Client: City of Ottawa
Location: Hurdman Bridge
Timeframe:  July 2013 – November 2014
Value: $22M
Project Type:  Bridge Replacement
Consultant:  MRC
  • G&P Welding & Iron Works (Structural Steel)
  • Vector (Galvanic Corrosion Protection on Abutments)
  • Watson Bowman (Bearing / Expansion Joint Supplier)
  • Urkadda (Geotechnical)
  • Stantec (Surveying)
  • Roadlast (Waterproofing)
  • Dufrense  Piling(Deep Foundations / Protection Systems)
  • Capital Cutting & Coring (Sawcutting / Coring)
  • Access Rigging (Supply/Installation/Removal of Falsework)
  • Blackrock (Deep Foundations/Caissons)
  • Harris Rebar
  • Priestly Demolition


  • Install 3 lanes of traffic in both directions
  • Build abutments over a 48-inch high pressure water main
  • Avoid contamination of the Ottawa river

Project Description

  • Girders & lanes removed, new outside lanes constructed during the coldest months of the year
  • Excavators & barges used to remove girders & lanes
  • Covered black shale bedrock in just 4 hours with new concrete to avoid reaction to oxygen
  • Bridge safely cantilevered over 48-inch high pressure water main to avoid damage
  • Catch pan created for falling debris to avoid contamination of Ottawa river
  • Twenty-eight reinforced concrete girders & 2 train track rails placed in 1 weekend
  • 3,000 tonnes of concrete carried on site to be crushed