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Oscar Creek Bridge Rehabilitation

A bridge that fortifies an essential link in the community while minimizing impact to traffic, nature, and traditional land

  • Sahtu Region, Northwest Territories

    Sahtu Region, Northwest Territories

Relocating and rehabilitating an essential community link while preserving traditional Sahtu Lands

When the Government of the Northwest Territories discovered that the Oscar Creek bridge foundation was threatened by the meandering creek it was crossing just off of the Mackenzie Valley Winter Road (MVWR), they hired our team at K’alo-Stantec, a majority Sahtu beneficiary-owned business, to relocate and rehabilitate the bridge.

Bringing local knowledge and cold region bridge engineering experience, K’alo-Stantec has previously completed numerous engineering investigations, assessments, and studies on Oscar Creek, which will help mitigate numerous hydrotechnical, geotechnical, archaeological, and environmental considerations and acquire the required permits. Our project team will relocate the bridge upstream and mitigate disruption to vehicle paths on the MVWR. Additionally, the design and construction of the bridge relocation and any additional tributary crossings will need to minimize impact to the Sahtu Lands. Our project teams aim to preserve the land through traditional knowledge studies and community engagement.

Our team will determine the most effective tributary option for construction, complete reclamation of the existing bridge site while preserving natural beauty in the area, and, where possible, recruit local labor and businesses.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Ren Cheng, Associate, Senior Bridge Engineer

There are always some weak spots in the structure, you must and will find them somewhere.
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Reed Ellis, Vice President, Bridges

Our clients come to us because we provide the full range of bridge engineering services. From planning and conceptual design to engineering and construction, from inspection to maintenance and bridge management—we’ve got you covered at every stage of a bridge’s life.

Arlen Foster, Principal, Practice Lead, Infrastructure

I enjoy teaming with clients, contractors, and designers to manage risks the arctic brings, producing a product we can all be proud of.
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Ren Cheng

Associate, Senior Bridge Engineer

Reed Ellis

Vice President, Bridges

Arlen Foster

Principal, Practice Lead, Infrastructure

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