The City of Kingston’s reports the Third Crossing project received delivery of the first of 95 150-foot long concrete girders that will support the bridge deck and span pier-to-pier.
“We’re excited for this next phase of construction where residents will now start to see more work happening above the water,” said Mark Van Buren, Deputy Commissioner Major Projects Office. “The team has prepared extensively for the safe arrival and installation of these impressive pieces of infrastructure; however, this is still a first for the City. We’re asking the public for their patience as we help them arrive safely into the community with minimal traffic disruption.”
Big #thirdcrossing day! The 1st 150 ft girder arrived in #ygk. Things are moving well and really excited to see this next phase of construction. Congrats @DECASTLtd @kiewit on this milestone! pic.twitter.com/Dhz9GzEosZ
— Bryan Paterson (@MayorPaterson) February 1, 2021
The girders are some of the largest ever made for a bridge in Ontario and will continue to arrive in Kingston over the next few months. The project begins placing girders near the west shore and will continue east towards the steel main span throughout 2021.
They are here! The first delivery of what will be 95 girders for the #ThirdCrossing has arrived. We’ve planned extensively for their delivery and installation. Please be patient as we ensure they continue to arrive safely with minimal disruption. #ygk @DECASTLtd @kiewit pic.twitter.com/VCGlwWCNLg
— City of Kingston – Municipal Government (@cityofkingston) February 1, 2021
A comprehensive transportation plan has been laid out for each girder that is guided by a permit from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, due to their size and weight.
More information about the girder arrivals can be found on the City’s Third Crossing page.
Image (artist’s rendition): City of Kingston