The structure consists of abutments at each end and 3 piers with 3 columns each. The width of the bridge is 22.3m, the total area of the bridge deck is approximately 2900 m2 and the average depth of the deck slab is 760mm.
Due to the large volume of traffic on the 401, PDI was only given a ten hour window, from a Saturday night into Sunday morning, to complete the removal of this structure while the 401 was fully closed to traffic in both directions.
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.