With more than eight decades of experience between them, there isn’t much that can phase mobile crane operators Kevin Cadieux and Keith Mortimer.

Cadieux and Mortimer, both 42-year members, are working for Amherst Crane Rentals on twin 280m three-span segmental concrete box girder bridges over the Sixteen Mile Creek valley in north Oakville using cast-in-place segmental construction techniques with a moveable form traveller system.

To complete construction, leading international engineering consulting group COWI and general contractor BOT will use a uniquely adapted unbalanced cantilever construction method.

BOT’s $80 million build is part of the ongoing William Halton Parkway Extension project that will reduce traffic congestion in the fast-growing north Oakville area by creating a new east-west corridor from Bronte Road to Ninth Line.

Work on the section connecting Third Line to Neyagawa Boulevard, which includes the bridge construction, is due to be completed in late 2024.

The complex multi-stage project once again shows that there’s no such thing as a bridge too far for Local 793’s skilled Operating Engineers.