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Parsons Brinckerhoff revisits Burlington project

Parsons Brinckerhoff has been awarded a contract to design replacement controls, drives and cables at the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge. The bridge opened in 1962 as a steel truss vertical moveable bridge to carry two lanes of vehicular traffic...

July 10, 2012   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Parsons Brinckerhoff has been awarded a contract to design replacement controls, drives and cables at the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge. The bridge opened in 1962 as a steel truss vertical moveable bridge to carry two lanes of vehicular traffic an done railway track across the Burlington Canal, connecting Burlington and Hamilton near Lake Ontario. The lift span is 117 metres long, with a vertical lift of 33.5 metres. Parsons Brinckerhoff was involved in the initial construction of the bridge. As a subconsultant to C.C. Parker, they designed the mechanical and electrical systems for the control house.


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