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Project Brief

Our mining client required an improved 25 km access to its heap leach gold mine north of the Klondike River. YES were the road design and construction engineers for the access road and haul roads network. The existing Bailey Bridge (some 200 m upstream) was inadequate, in terms of approach radii and capacity. The short term capacity problem was solved by driving midspan cluster piles, and bridging them with a beam from either side. This allowed the bridge to carry 55 tonne loads (heavy equipment, crusher plant, etc.) to the site for initial mine construction.. The location was selected, design parameters were developed, and a design-build contract awarded for the installation and decking of a bridge suited to the project requirements and loading. YES also completed the permitting and licensing with the assistance of Access Consulting Group

Scope of the Work

Site Location, topography, OHWM determination, Event Flood Analysis, Water Licensing, Regulatory Permitting, Loading and Design Parameters, Life Cycle Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis, roadway and approaches design, Decking and Superstructure specification, Tendering, Construction Management of two span, single lane, pile abutment beam bridge over the North Klondike River

People Involved

Rob Harvey, Project Manager, Designer
John Grainger, Project Engineer
Tony Gaw, Resident Inspector
JC Bourget, Survey Party Chief

Prime Consultants

Shaman Industries (Bridge),
Trondek H’wechin First Nation (Road)

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In Loving Memory

Rob Harvey

1955 - 2007
A man with Vision and Innovative Ideas

"Whether you agreed or disagreed with him, Rob had a way of making you think."

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