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Blackfriars Bridge Rehabilitation


Blackfriars Bridge Removal and Rehabilitation Project

Blackfriars Bridge, located in London, Ontario is recognized as a nationally-significant cultural heritage resource. It is a rare example of a wrought iron bowstring arch-truss bridge.

Following the completion of a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, the contract for the rehabilitation of the Blackfriars Bridge was awarded to McLean Taylor Construction Limited.

Throughout the Blackfriars Bridge rehabilitation process, the City of London will be sharing photos and videos. Our most recent milestone was on November 27, 2017, when the project team successfully lifted, lowered and removed the Blackfriars Bridge. View the full video!

Construction Updates:

October 10, 2018: Deck panel installation complete!

all composite advantage brand deck panels installed on blackfriars bridge

October 10, 2018: Crews installing the final deck panel on the bridge.

crews installing deck panels on Blackfriars Bridge

 

October 10, 2018: Machine lifting the last deck panel into place.

the last deck panel being lifted onto Blackfriars Bridge

 

September 13, 2018: Deck panel installation begins!

deck panel installation begins on blackfrairs Bridge

 

 

August 15, 2018: Blackfriars Bridge is back into position.

bridge lowered

August 15, 2018: Blackfriars Bridge being lowered back onto abutments.

bridge back onto abutments

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

August 15, 2018: The frame of Blackfriars Bridge being lifted back into place across the Thames River.

blackfriars bridge frame hovering over thames river

 

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

July 27, 2018: South arch being tilted upright.

blackfriars bridge south truss tilt up

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

July 12, 2018: North arch in an upright position.

North truss upright

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

July 12, 2018: The north arch on its way up!

on the way up

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

July 12, 2018: Crews preparing for the lift of the north arch.

prepping for the lift

 

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

June 29, 2018: North arch with hangers inserted.

north truss with hangers inserted.

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

June 25, 2018: Piecing together the arches for the north truss.

piecing together the arches

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

June 25, 2018: First arch pieces of the bridge start returning to the site.

First arch pieces of the bridge start returning to the site

 

 

 

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

June 19, 2018: New tie for the north truss.

New tie for the north truss

 

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

June 1, 2018: Existing bridge lattice pieces being inserted into the new lattice hangers.

existing lattice pieces being inserted into the new lattice hangers

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

June 1, 2018: Painted bridge pieces, and others waiting for painting!

painted birdge pieces, and others waiting for painting

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

June 1, 2018: Assembled arch piece in paint bay receiving preliminary base coat.

assembled arch piece in paint bay receiving preliminary base coat

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

May 18, 2018: Crews working on abutments (on-site) in preparation for the return of the bridge.

Work on abutments (on-site) in preparation for the return of the bridge

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

April 24, 2018: Completed arch pieces ready for painting!

completed arch pieces ready for painting

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

April 17, 2018: Welding of the new arches underway.

welding of the phoenix sections onto the new arch on April 17 2018

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

April 4, 2018: Crews return to site and begin reinforcing the abutments.

April 4 crews return to site to start reinforcing  the abutments

 

 

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

March 5, 2018: Blackfriars Bridge hot riveting is underway.

hot riveting process buttonVideo Credit: MJ Idzerda

January 22, 2018: Blackfriars Bridge members have been sandblasted and ready for inspection.

disassembled pieces of blackfriars bridge that have been sandblasted

 

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

November 27, 2017: Blackfriars Bridge being carefully dismantled in preparation for its journey to an off-site facility for rehabilitation.

blackfriars bridge being carefully dismantled on land


 

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

November 27, 2017: Blackfriars Bridge lifted, lowered and removed.

blackfrairs bridge lift video linkVideo Credit: Dana Wachter

November 22, 2017: Blackfriars Bridge stripped to bare bones in order to lighten the load for the lift.

blackfriars bridge on noember 22

 

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

November 16, 2017: Community send-off celebration at the Blackfriars Bridge construction site.

blackfrairs bridge send off celebration video linkVideo Credit: Dana Wachter

November 13, 2017: Removal of stringers on Blackfriars Bridge.

blackfriars bridge on november 13 2017 with stringers being removed.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

October 6, 2017: Removal of pedestrian fencing and railings on Blackfriars Bridge.

blackfrairs bridge traffic and pedestrian railing removal

 Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

October 2, 2017: Blackfriars Bridge is closed to all users (both pedestrians and cyclists).

Blackfriars Bridge constrcution zone on October 6 2017

 

Photo Credit: MJ Idzerda

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