Fifty Point Pedestrian Bridge
Fifty Point Conservation Area
Fifty Point Conservation Area is located in Hamilton, Ontario. The Hamilton Conservation Authority required the replacement of a pedestrian bridge at Fifty Point Conservation Area, prioritizing wildlife and habitat preservation during construction.
Upon reviewing HCA's requirements, Meritech determined that a longer bridge could be installed at a lower cost.
Prioritizing Habitat Preservation:
With the HCA's conservation knowledge, Meritech was able to optimize the construction schedule to better protect aquatic life. To reduce disturbance to the ecosystem, Meritech engaged a commercial diver to remove steel supports from the old bridge without dewatering.
The redesigned trail and bridge are fully AODA accessible, allowing barrier-free enjoyment for citizens of all ages and abilities.
To reduce impact on the shore-line and surrounding woodlands, Meritech designed a temporary structural access road to support the mobile crane required for lifting the bridge components into place.