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Minto East Vehicle Bridge – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Project Overview

FRP Deck Manufacturer: Composite Advantage
Engineer of Record: Parsons
Contractors: Pomerlau
Owner: City of Ottawa

Project Description

Minto Bridge is a three-bridge structure which connects two small islands to the shores on either side of the Rideau River. The masterpiece was named after the fourth earl of Minto, the eighth governor general of Canada. Minto Bridge was an effort to improve Ottawa and stand in as a crown jewel of Canada. Constructed in 1900, the bridge is ornately decorated in detailed portal cresting and finials. Further ornamentation comes in the form of the absolutely stunning pedestrian sidewalk railings.

The deck size measures 130 by 19 feet, and each deck panel measures 18.3 feet by 9.7 feet. The deck is 12 to 14 inches deep, and the total area of the deck surface is 2,470 square feet.

The surface of the bridge deck was coated with a polymer concrete with aluminum oxide. The products used in this installation were prefabricated FRP bridge deck panels