Friday, June 24, 2011

City of Calgary Peace Bridge Update

Work on the Peace Bridge is moving forward inside the enclosed structure located on the south bank of the Bow River west of Prince’s Island Park. This enclosure was built to provide a controlled climate for work to continue throughout the winter and because of the type of work being done. 

One of the activities happening on the Bridge right now is the inspection of a variety of welds along the different sections of the structure. The welds being inspected were done in Spain prior to shipping and quality assurance is a standard course of business and part of good project management on infrastructure projects.

During the inspections some problem areas were found and in order to ensure a quality structure, The City and Graham Infrastructure are working together and taking the necessary time to conduct further inspections. Plans for a repair plan and schedule are underway and repairs will start as soon as this is in place and do not need to wait until all the inspections are complete. Repairs and inspections can happen simultaneously.

The City is actively working with Graham Infrastructure to ensure all the welds completed in Spain meet quality standards. A temporary structure has been constructed just upstream of where the Peace Bridge will ultimately cross the Bow River in order to assist in the assembly of the bridge.

To learn more about the Peace Bridge or to stay tuned for updates please visit or call 3-1-1.

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