It’s a site to behold: a crane hoists a brand new 110-metric tonne bridge, spins it 90-degrees, and slowly lowers it into place.
And it’s not just any bridge: it’s the brand new Cooksville GO Station pedestrian bridge connecting the future six-storey parking garage to the train platform, which was installed over four hours on Sat. Nov. 3.
And this minute-long EllisDon time-lapse video shows just how incredible the feat was.
The bridge, made up of 56 glass panels, louvres, roofing, and soffits, is central to the new station design. The bridge is part of the bigger Cooksville GO Station redevelopment, which will make the station easier and more convenient to access once it’s complete by July 2020.
Things to know:
- The mobile crane used to install the bridge arrived on site the week of Oct. 29.
- The crane was brought to the station in pieces in 14 tractor trailers and assembled on site. Assembled, its footprint is 20 by 20 metres.
- The parking structure will add 800 parking spots for Cooksville passengers.
- Construction at Cooksville GO station began November 2017 and is scheduled for completion by July 2020.
For more information on the Cooksville GO Station project check out the GO Transit construction webpage: