The Nicholas Bridge is an overpass bridge spanning 250’ over Hwy 417 in Ottawa, Ontario. The goal of the Nicholas Bridge demolition was to complete the removals that spanned Hwy 417 during the 17 hour full highway closure. The bridge consisted of 10 steel girders spanning in three sections from North to South. The bridge piers were reinforced concrete and consisted of one center pier, one on the North and one on the South.
With our large specialty fleet of equipment, experienced operators and versatile team PDI were able to not only meet but exceed expectations and timelines.
Watch Priestly Demolition do the unthinkable—and take down the entire Gardiner Expressway Eastbound Ramp in just 5 weekends. This is a fresh new look at the masters of bridge demolition. See drone footage, time-lapse video, and project highlights of this rapid demo from the PDI team, plus a behind the scenes look at how this project plan comes together, and the people who make it happen.
Demolition of the Trafalgar Road and 401 Overpass Bridge
This Rapid Bridge Demolition is different from what you’ve seen before. Watch as PDI crews demolish the structure from both the top and bottom simultaneously. Featuring interviews with our crew.
The Kobelco 1600, A Gamechanger for PDI
This heavily modified, Kobelco 1600, 200T beast will allow us to take down higher buildings than ever before.
Victor Mine, Ontario’s First and Only Open Pit Diamond Mine
Must see demolition of the Victor Mine, where calling in for backup isn't an option. Priestly Demolition flies in additional heavy equipment by Hercules aircrafts, to complete the project in this remote location near James Bay in Northern Ontario.
Underwater Demolition of the Glen Miller Dam 3
Priestly Demolition dives into the murky waters of the Trent Severn Waterway—hammering and removing concrete 16 feet below the surface. This underwater demolition provides a whole new set of challenges, but that's nothing new for PDI and the bigger the challenge, the more excited we get. Watch now to see how it's done.
Must See—New Kind of Demolition for Priestly Demolition
Demolition isn't always about smashing buildings to the ground. See how Priestly Demolition is taking the opposite approach for this project.