The Duchesnay Creek replacement bridge features an innovative modern timber design inspired by the heritage attributes of the original below-deck wood truss structure. The detailed design was led by LEA Consulting with DTAH as bridge architect.

The $12-million crossing will be erected over Highway 17B on the Nipissing First Nation–North Bay boundary, to be built by a limited partnership company comprised of majority owner Nipissing First Nation (NFN) and Miller Paving Limited, with construction starting this summer.

Scheduled for completion in 2020, the 93-metre-long, 12-metre-wide bridge will consist of three spans utilizing 12 glue-laminated timber girders supported on reinforced concrete piers. Other enhancements include modern open metal railings inspired by the historic wood railings and hybrid wood/concrete approach walls with incised “DUCHESNAY CREEK” identification text in English, French and Ojibway. Learn more here