Overview

A new, wider concrete deck bridge with steel girders was constructed next to the old blue bridge on Highway 40.

Now that the new bridge is built and in use, the old bridge will be removed. Visit 511 Alberta for possible traffic impacts.

Project details

About 3/4 km of approach road was constructed on either side of the new bridge to meet its new alignment.

The new bridge is not a steel truss bridge, so there are no height restrictions.

This project also created a new access to the park and boat launch area. Unrestricted access to the boat launch and park areas will remain until the old bridge is removed.

Timeline

March 2017

PCL Construction Management Inc. awarded the project contract.

April 2017

Construction begins.

Winter 2017/2018

The bridge sub-structure and erection of girders is completed.

Summer 2018

Bridge deck concrete was poured and construction started on the new bridge’s approach roads.

Winter 2018

Construction of the new bridge completed. The new bridge is now open to traffic.

Demolition of the old bridge will start once the river freezes.

Summer 2019

Scheduled completion of project cleanup.

Contact

For more information about the Smoky River Bridge replacement:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-624-6471
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: rashid.ahmad@gov.ab.ca

Address:

Bridges
3rd Floor, Provincial Building
9621 96 Avenue
Peace River, Alberta  T8S 1T4