Renewing Edmonton’s Groat Road Bridges


In February 2018, The City of Edmonton awarded Graham the CDN$46 million Groat Road Bridges and Road Renewal Project. Graham's pre-construction work planning is well underway, and site mobilization is scheduled for April 2018.

Located in the heart of Edmonton, this project is centered around the Groat Road Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River. Approximately 300 meters (984 ft.) in length, the bridge was originally constructed in 1955 and previously rehabilitated in 1989. Today, this major traffic bridge is in need of a significant structural rehabilitation which has been designed to extend the service life of the bridge by another 50 years.

As the General Contractor on this project, Graham will also rehabilitate the Emily Murphy Park Road Bridge to the south of the River, the Victoria Park Bridge to the North of the River, and carry out a substantial roadworks optimization program adjacent to all three bridges.

An innovative construction plan was developed by Graham during bid preparation to execute the work: the use of an overhead gantry crane will be implemented to complete the bulk of the superstructure demolition and reconstruction. This methodology reduces the project’s overall environmental impact, cost, and schedule, when compared to a conventional river-berm access method, providing an effective solution towards achieving the City’s desired outcomes.

This project is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

About Graham
Graham is an employee-owned construction solutions partner with revenues exceeding $2.1 billion annually. Graham provides general contracting, design-build, construction management and public-private partnership (P3) services to the buildings, industrial and infrastructure sectors. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Graham has offices throughout North America and employs 1,200 professionals and office staff, as well as field capacity and self-perform experience of up to 2,000 people. Graham has the resources, capacity and expertise to undertake projects of every scope, scale and complexity.