Clearwater Station Bridge Pile Cap Replacement


At the end of April of 2022, the CEC crew set out to Clearwater to work with Argo Road Maintenance and the BC Ministry of Transportation to replace the three timber pile caps on the center pier of the 467’ span Clearwater bridge over the North Thompson River. The method of execution made this project unique! Rather than the traditional method of jacking from the ground, we used steel jacking collars clamped to the wooden piles themselves to jack the load. With our engineer, we came up with this heavy-duty jacking frame that was supported by the piles to act as the platform for the jacks, lifting the centre of the two spans simultaneously to replace the caps. Through this project, the water level had risen by ten feet, but we managed to not get our feet wet. Thank you to Industrial Scaffold for their support!