Anthony Henday Bridges


Owner: City of Edmonton
General Contractor: Acciona Infrastructure and Pacer Joint Venture
Sector: Transportation
Region: Alberta
Business: Bridges
Service: Steel Fabrication, Steel Installation
Date: 2007 – 2011
Tonnage: 9,072 tonnes
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Southeast Anthony Henday Drive

The Anthony Henday Southeast Leg was the Province of Alberta’s first major journey in to the Private-Public Partnership Contract delivery method. This Contract Delivery Method allowed Supreme Steel Bridge Division the opportunity to join the designers in optimizing the steel construction of the overpass systems.

One major achievement of this project was changing a major 52 girder flyover from five girder lines to four girder lines. This provided large contract savings in cost and schedule.

Supreme Steel fabricated and installed a total of 4,000 tons of steel for a total of 10 new bridges along the 11 km Southeast section of the Anthony Henday Drive between Calgary Trail and Highway 14. The Southeast Leg of Anthony Henday Drive opened to the public in October of 2007.

Northwest Anthony Henday Drive

The Anthony Henday Drive Northwest Leg consisted of 12 structures and 177 girder segments weighing over 6000 tons. Supreme Steel supplied and installed all the steel for the bridge work. To accommodate the amount of material required for this project, Bridge Division relied upon Supreme Steel’s Acheson facility to store and stage the material for just-in-time delivery to the bridge fabrication shop. Bridge Division was also able to utilize the automated equipment at the Acheson Campus to accelerate parts productions for the bracing and plates.

The Anthony Henday Northwest Leg project was safely and successfully completed in the spring of 2011 on time and budget.