william-r-bennett-bridge
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Location: Kelowna, BC, Canada
Project Completed: 2008

Description

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.