Canadian Consulting Engineer

NU girders used in Alberta since 2000

May 25, 2016

Following is a note following up on the article “Highway in a Park,” which appeared in Canadian Consulting Engineer’s print edition, March-April 2016, page 14.

“I enjoyed reading the story about the Hon. Herb Grey Parkway [near Windsor, Ontario].

I can appreciate the challenges of being the first company to use new precast girder in a province.

I wish to point out that the NU girder has been in used in Alberta since 2000 replacing the bulb tee precast girder.


If you check the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards for 2002 you will find AMEC\CWA won an award of merit for the MacLean Bridge Replacement, which was the first use of the NU Girder in Alberta.”

— David P. Thompson, P.Eng., principal of KTA Structural Engineers, Calgary.

To read the article “Highway in a Park” about the Hon. Herb Grey Parkway by  Biljana Rajlic, M.Sc., P.Eng., of Hatch Mott MacDonald et al, click here.

The article pointed out that: “This was the first use of NU girders in Ontario. Prior to this project the CPCI “I” type precast concrete girder was used exclusively by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) on all new bridge structures with precast “I” girders.”

To read the article about the McLean Bridge Replacement’s 2002 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Merit,  click here.

Award of Merit: McLean Bridge Replacement


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