After City Officials decided to replace the 10th Street Bridge in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, our Canadian Bridge team came together to prove that we can provide a smart and innovative design solution for a replacement bridge.

The City of Dawson Creek, a previous client of Opus, have experienced firsthand our level of expertise and client centricity when we were quick to react to flooding in June with infrastructure damage assessments.

Through collaboration between Work Group Managers Paramjeet Mankoo, Mike O’Sullivan, Wayne Brown, our Pavement and Roadways team, and Bridge Engineers Prerna Sohal and Thierry Chicoine, we specifically chose to display our expert bridge design skills to meet the client’s highest needs and deliver our first competitively won bridge project in Canada.

Rob Lonson, Vice President of Engineering Opus Stewart Weir commented:

“Winning our first bridge design and construction proposal through a competitive process is a significant milestone for the Canadian Bridge team. It is most notable that several work groups pulled together to position the brand and even though the pricing was part of the evaluation process we were not the consultant with the lowest fees.”

This is the first of many milestones for the Canadian bridge team. Opus has recently been shortlisted with the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for an “as and when” general engineering services contract valid for two years.