When the Alberta Government decided to contract out routine repair and maintenance of bridges in 1996, Carmacks was ready to move in and made bridge activities a core business. Because of the specialized nature of the work requiring specific skills and abilities, Carmacks sought out ex-government employees with the training and experience specific to the business and employed them to provide these services.
July 2016 to August 2017
The scope of this project included replacing the existing bridge and related roadwork. Specifically, the work included constructing a temporary detour, demolition of the existing bridge, reconstruct the banks of the creek below the new bridge and construct a new 16m single span bridge.
November 2016 to June 2017
The project, a three span structure (12m-18m-12m), is located on the newly twinned Hwy-39, approximately 12 km east of Estevan, SK.
September 2017 to January 2018
This new 24m long three span bridge replaced an existing three span bridge on Highway 55, approximately 8km west of the junction between Highway 55 and Highway 9. A temporary detour was employed to maintain existing traffic. The abutments were composed of precast concrete pile caps and sheet piles acting as backwalls. The bridge superstructure included precast concrete girders with a clay-gravel cap riding surface.
August 2016 to July 2017
This new 15m long single span bridge replaced an existing three span bridge approximately 8km south of Meadow Lake, SK on Highway 4. A temporary detour was employed to maintain existing traffic. The abutments were composed of precast concrete pile caps and timber backwalls. The bridge superstructure included precast concrete girders with an asphalt riding surface. Also included in the project scope was a minor amount of roadway improvements adjacent to the new bridge.
March 2017 – July 2017
This project involved the demolition of the existing superstructure, modifications and repairs to the existing bridge substructure and construct a new superstructure, including precast concrete box girders, a cast-in-place concrete bridge deck, bridge deck waterproofing and an asphalt surface course. The bridge is a 56m long, four span structure. The project is located on the Trans-Canada Highway on the east limits of Swift Current.
July – October 2017
This project involved the replacement of the existing bridge carrying 195 Avenue over Horsehills Creek in Edmonton and was part of a larger project that included intersection improvements at Manning Drive & 18th Street and upgrades along 195 Avenue. As such, the bridge division was a subcontractor to the Carmacks Municipal Division who was the General Contractor for the overall project.
July – September 2018
BF 9179 consists of three Through Truss spans (61m – 76.2m – 61m) constructed on timber and concrete substructures over the Red Deer River on Hwy 884. The majority of the work on this project involved replacement of the stripdeck and subdeck. Other work included partial depth repairs, steel truss repairs, new paved approach tie-ins, and replacement of select timber caps.
October to December 2018
The RM of Preeceville required an existing three span wooden structure to be replaced with a larger 24.2 m long by 8.5m wide three span precast concrete and steel bridge. Work included dismantling of the existing structure, installation of new steel pipe piling, precast abutments and girders, steel sheet piling back and wing walls, armouring of the channel with riprap, granular backfill and tube style bridgerail.
May 2018 to August 2019
This project involved the rehabilitation of the existing bridge carrying Highway 563 over Highway 1 just west of Calgary. The work included demolition of the entire concrete superstructure including the HPC deck, curbs, deck joints, bridgerail and wing walls. The girders were salvaged with strengthening plates added, nelson studs welded on and the girders sandblasted then repainted in certain areas. A new concrete deck was poured providing an 11m wide driving surface for two lane traffic.
February to August 2019
Carmacks teamed up with CIMA+ for the design of four bridges on this design-build contract for the County of Thorhild. The work included designing four single span bridges with cast-in-place concrete abutments to replace existing timber bridges which were washed out the year before. The chosen design was a Saskatchewan style bridge with 18m and 15m long box girders, side mounted tube rail and flared out guardrail end terminals.