The Hartney Bridge in southern Manitoba connects two sections of regional highway PTH 21 over the Souris River. It is a vital route for local residents, tourists, and commercial transporters.
Flooding plagued both the jobsite and much of southern Manitoba in the summer of 2014, so the PCL project team moved the trailers, laydown area, formwork materials, and temporary power to higher ground for three weeks until the waters receded. Once the weather allowed, the team put in extra hours to offset the delay, and the project stayed on schedule.
The completed two-lane Hartney Bridge is elevated to safeguard against future flooding, and added erosion protection on the banks means that traffic will continue to flow when and if waters rise. Upgrades include new concrete girders, a poured concrete deck, asphalt paving, and realigned approach roads.