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Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge Rehabilitation

Addressing severe deterioration and failures of various elements of one of the busiest bridges in Saskatoon

  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Bringing an old bridge back to life

At 54 years old, Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge was in need of some repairs and improvements. Our team was retained by the City of Saskatoon to perform specialized investigations to refine the scope of work required, design the repairs, and lead the project through the multi-year construction phase.

This project saw substantial improvements made to three structures in total, including the main bridge and two flyovers. Typical deck testing programs completed by the City flagged initial deteriorations and our team performed specialized inspections, including via barge and manlift, impact-echo testing, strain and load testing, as well as underwater sonar mapping. This ultimately enabled our team to obtain a full understanding of every aspect of the bridges, including numerous elements typically unreachable during routine inspections. As this is one of the busiest bridges within the City, traffic modelling and quantitative analyses were undertaken while developing the repair strategy to minimize impacts to residents and users.

Following the completion of the design, construction was executed over two seasons—it achieved completion two months ahead of schedule.

At a Glance

  • City of Saskatoon
2021 Brian Eckel Award from the Association of Professional Engineers of Saskatchewan
Meet Our Team

Kevin Paul, Principal, Transportation

One of the things I love about being a consulting engineer is that no two days are the same—each day has its own set of challenges.

Kelvin DeGrow, Senior Associate, Regional Technical Advisor - Bridges

I am always learning new processes, methods, and materials to better meet my clients needs.
Kelvin DeGrow Senior Associate, Regional Technical Advisor - Bridges Read More

Kevin Paul

Principal, Transportation

Kelvin DeGrow

Senior Associate, Regional Technical Advisor - Bridges

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