Brittania Bridge – Oshawa, ON

Brittania Bridge - Oshawa


Posted on December 6, 2017 by Oshawa Express in News

“Experience has indicated that issuing major facility, road and park construction tenders and requests for proposals in early January can result in lower prices, greater competition and availability of experienced contractors,” the recently released city report reads.

The most costly of the projects is the expansion of Britannia Avenue and the bridge over the Oshawa Creek.

The bridge is needed in order to pave the way for the Kedron Part II plan, one of largest development projects currently moving ahead in the city’s north end. The massive undertaking between four different developers, who each own approximately a quarter of the site, covers approximately 1.8 square kilometres of former agricultural land. The area could see approximately 1,500 homes, 222 townhouses, over 80 semi-detached houses, more than 400 units of medium density housing and almost 600 apartment units when completed. Commercial and retail spaces are also designated in portions of the development.

With development in the area, the bridge is necessary in order to facilitate fast response times for emergency services. In particular, the Oshawa Fire Services 2013 Fire Master Plan dictates that response times into the Kedron Part II plan area must be less than four minutes from Fire Hall 6, which sits at the corner of Simcoe Street North and Britannia Avenue. The bridge would allow fire trucks to stream into the area with a straight shot down Britannia Avenue and over the bridge.”


KAPP Infrastructure Inc. was awarded the General Contractor for the Project. The work consists of bridge and valley works as well as the connecting roadworks and utilities. A portion of the scope of work includes a 138 meter long bridge, with three 40 meter spans, two sets of piers with abutments at either end. Bridge works include all structural elements such as piles, concrete footings, abutments and piers, etc. Weatherall Dock & Dredge Team was selected to provide the piling and some of the foundations work on the Bridge portions of the project.