The project is the first Grand River crossing undertaken by the Region of Waterloo since its incorporation in 1973, and the largest bridge ever constructed by the region.
Grand River Bridge Wins Ontario Concrete Award
The Fairway Road Grand River Bridge project was recently honoured with an Ontario Concrete Award in the Structural Design Innovation category at the Concrete Canada 2013 conference in Toronto.
MMM Group was recognized as the engineer of record for the project, which is the largest bridge ever constructed by the Region of Waterloo. Connecting the Ontario cities of Kitchener and Cambridge, the crossing is a four-span, high-level, variable depth, post-tensioned, cast-in-place, twin box girder segmental bridge, 237 m in length, with a main span of 95 m over the Grand River. It carries four lanes of traffic with multi-use sidewalks for pedestrians and cyclists on both sides, and provides far-ranging views of the Grand River Valley.
MMM’s role in the project included an environmental assessment; structural, roadway, electrical, and landscape design; environmental mitigation; hydrogeology; and construction administration and supervision.
The Ontario Concrete Awards program focuses on the achievements of owners, designers, contractors, and suppliers that have made concrete their construction material of choice.
A video summary of the award presentation, which includes a speech from MMM’s Scott Leich, the lead design engineer on the project, is available on YouTube.