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Charley Fox Memorial Overpass and Roundabout

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Project Information

  • Location: London, ON
  • Delivery Method: Lump Sum
  • Sector: Civil
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  • Status: Completed
  • Completion Date: November 2010
  • Size: 72 Foot Clear Span


In planning for nearly a decade and as one of London’s busiest railway intersections, the Hale – Trafalgar CN rail crossing was a much needed addition to the city; and with four million dollars from the Government of Canada stimulus funding the planning finally become a realistic project. 

McKay-Cocker has a long tradition of bridge construction. Having completed over 100 structures in Southwestern Ontario, four of which were in the City of London, with a variety of challenges over railroads, highways and waterways, McKay-Cocker best suited to undertake this infrastructure project.

The project in the east side of the city took the congestion hot spot and accident prone, multiple road intersection and simply converged it over the top of the CN rail tracks in the City’s first major traffic roundabout. This allowed for seamless flow of traffic and reduced both travel and idling times, which contributes to the City of London’s carbon reduction plan.

Built over the top of the current three track CN lines, which has on average 45 train movements per day. The structure has a clear centre span of approximately 72 feet, which gives provision for future widening on the CN infrastructure.

Major modifications to City’s street lighting, water, storm and sanitary services were required before shoring, piling and the importing of approximately 6,800 ton of granular materials commenced.

In conjunction with the main four approaches, the concrete structures for abutments and overpass deck of approximately 4,900 hundred cubic metres of concrete were cast in place. The project was completed with more than 3,500 tonnes of asphalt, landscaping and decorative fencing.

Local traffic control and non-interruption of the railway way passenger and freight lines was key to the success of this project.

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