This bridge is the only one of its kind in Canada and one of only a few floating bridges in the world. It is a critical lifeline structure crossing Okanagan Lake and linking the communities of Kelowna and Westbank.
The new crossing, approximately 1060 m (3478 ft.) in length, consists of: 690 m (2263 ft.) of floating concrete pontoons with an elevated deck; two 54 m (177 ft.) transition spans; and a 277 m (909 ft.) long west approach ramp structure which includes a 52 m (170 ft.) long high level navigation span.
Services Provided / Duties and Responsibilities
- Provided specialist survey consultancy.
- Developed methodology for pier leg measurement while pontoons were afloat. Optimized as-built methodology for accurate pontoon interfaces.