CN Railway Bridge Span Replacement Project
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue near Montreal
The final of three railway bridge spans over the Ottawa River was installed for CN this past weekend. A Goldhofer trailer (SPMT) was used to transport the 900,000 lb span, which was then moved to site via specially designed railcars and a Western Overhead Gantry equipped with Strandjacks. The new spans include elements designed to mitigate the noise associated with the vibration of the bridge when trains cross. Western’s heavy lifting division, led by Rob Doucet, is pleased to report the the successful completion of this project on time and on budget with minimal disruption to CN’s busy train schedules or the day-to-day schedules of Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue residents.