Crane Assisted Bridge Launch
Bridge launch
Northern Saskatchewan


Arch responded to an urgent request for engineering assistance on a bridge launch project in Northern Saskatchewan.

Solution & Impact

After review of the bridge design details, Arch designed a “push beam” for the excavator and a simple system of hillman rollers and cribbing to slide 4-girder lines across the creek in winter conditions.

The crane was available for assisting the launch, which removed the need for counterweight on the bridge – allowing for a faster launch.