MILES CANYON PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE REHABILITATION
The Miles Canyon Pedestrian Bridge spans the Yukon River just south of Whitehorse. The Miles Canyon Bridge is a suspension bridge supported on two steel cables with a main span of approximately 130 feet. The cables are supported by a timber-framed tower on each bank and are anchored into the soil at each end. The bridge was constructed in 1922 as a tourist attraction across the 50-foot high basaltic walls of Miles Canyon.
The scope of work for this project included replacing the timber superstructure and bridge approaches. It also included the repair of the anchor cables and the abutment towers. Most of the work for the project was completed while the laborers and carpenters were suspended in the air below the bridge using a rope access system.
This project was completed on October 18th, 2016 and had an estimated value of approximately $280,000.