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Double Award Winning Project

Another project designed by WSP was recently rewarded for its innovative approach delivering a complex solution on time and under budget. In fact, the Warden Avenue Improvement project, which included specialized precast arch structures over the North and South Berczy Creeks and Carlton Creek in Markham, Ontario, is no stranger to awards.

 

Warden Avenue Improvement Project

The Regional Municipality of York’s project was presented with the 2015 Design Award from the Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) for the Best Bridge with a Main Span up to 75 feet. The project now adds to its list of accolades the 2016 Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) Project of the Year Award in the Transportation Category $10M - $50M.

2016 Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) Project of the Year Award in the Transportation Category $10M - $50M

The award was presented to the Region at OPWA’s January 26th luncheon, recognizing excellence in management and administration of public works projects through alliance between the owner, consultant and contractor. Senior Project Managers, Bob Rook and Brian Bridges, represented WSP’s design role in this successful project at the award ceremony.

What made this project stand out from the pack was its use of specialized long-span precast arch structures in place of bridges, which provided an aesthetic solution while reducing environmental impacts and risk, as well as construction time and cost.

According to Brian Bridges, “The graceful arch profile and retained soil system walls provide a visually appealing solution that complements the natural rural setting, in addition to reducing the owner’s initial and future costs when compared to a bridge.”

Warden Avenue Improvement Project
Warden Avenue Improvement Project