TEC Bridge has Landed

July 11, 2017

This past weekend, the Toronto Eaton Centre (TEC) Bridge was moved from James Street to Queen Street to its permanent location. Operations started early in the morning and the SPMT (self-propelled modular transporter) took only 3 hours to adjust the bridge into its final position.

Our client seele had measured the TEC bridge using 3D Laser scanning, numerous times prior to the move. This was key as everything was fabricated and installed within millimetres at either end of the bridge that now connects the Hudson’s Bay Company to Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store.

Walters supplied the main structural box girder supporting the AESS ribs and façade for Cadillac Fairview’s new Pedestrian Bridge. The specialty of this project has been the complex design and the sophisticated installation at Toronto’s biggest shopping mall. Our scope included modelling, detailing, fabricating and installing the vertical and torsional cambered box girder, which forms the primary structural component of the bridge.

Work on the bridge will continue during the upcoming months while trades complete the exterior and interior finishes. Opening is scheduled for this coming Fall.

To learn more about this project, please see the TEC Bridge feature on Canadian Consulting Engineer‘s website.

To view the video of the installation of the ring beams on this 165 foot long, 13 foot wide and 13.6 foot high bridge that weighs an astounding 440,000+ pounds, please press play below!

Video footage is courtesy of Studio433 Inc. © Copyrighted 2017

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