Vigo Bridge Replacement – Barrie, ON
Vigo Bridge is located on Flos Road 4 West, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. It spans the Nottawasaga River. It is a Metal 10 Panel Rivet-connected double-intersection Warren through-truss design. Built by Hamilton Bridge Company of Hamilton, ON in 1911, with a single span of 148 feet and a width of 15 feet.
This historic bridge is one of the few known remaining riveted through truss bridges in Simcoe County, a county in Ontario covering a large land area. The bridge is an example of an unusual design of subdivided double-intersection Warren truss that is unusual outside of Ontario, but can be found in above average numbers in Ontario. The design is also distinguished by end posts with a shallow incline. The end post itself is subdivided, since it contains a vertical member which leads to a floor beam. Age and deterioration of the structure now merits its replacement, commissioned by Simcoe County in 2018. As an integral part of the roadway artery system, a new structure will provide reliable, efficient service for many years to come.
The work consists of bridge and valley works as well as the connecting roadworks and utilities. A portion of the scope of work includes construction of a 3 span, 89.5 meter concrete slab on curved steel girder bridge, two sets of piers with abutments at either end. Bridge works include the installation of temporary cofferdams, all structural elements such as piles, concrete footings, abutments and piers, etc. The existing bridge will remain in service during construction, removed after the new structure is ‘in use’.
Weatherall Dock & Dredge Team was selected as one of the sub-contractors to provide the piling and some of the foundations work on the Bridge portions of the project.