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Garrison Crossing second bridge lift scheduled for October 13
Garrison Crossing’s northern bridge span was hoisted into place in the early hours of Saturday, July 28. The second and final bridge structure, the southern bridge, is scheduled to be hoisted into place in the early hours of Saturday, October 13.
Once completed, the bridge will create a vital connection linking the parks system from Trinity Bellwoods Park in the north to the Fort York grounds in the south. The northern bridge structure is 52 metres in length and spans from the South Stanley Park extension over the Kitchener rail corridor and lands on the north side of the Ordnance Triangle. The 49-metre southern bridge structure will span from the south side of the Ordnance Triangle over the Lakeshore West rail corridor and will land in Garrison Common on the Fort York grounds.
The southern bridge structure will be lifted into place by a Demag CC2800 (SSL) – a 660-ton crawler crane that will be assembled onsite. The hoisting of the southern bridge structure may cause noise from midnight to 5 a.m. during the morning of October 13. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Due to the health and safety considerations associated with the lifting of the bridge and the current site work activity, public viewing will not be accessible on the site.
The installation of the stainless steel bridge, the first of its kind in Canada, is being led by CreateTO on behalf of the City of Toronto.
A flashback to the first bridge lift in July
The northern bridge structure was hoisted into place by a 600-tonne crawler crane at midnight on July 28. It took approximately one hour for the crane to lift the bridge, approximately 30 minutes to swing into position, an hour for the placement on the abutments and lastly, the deck panels were placed throughout the night.
Below are a few photos of the north bridge lift.
Stay tuned for photos of the second bridge lift!
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