Hagwilget Bridge is on the New Hazelton High Level Road approximately 2 km north of Highway 16 in northern British Columbia. It is a suspension bridge over the Hagwilget Canyon on the Bulkey River, at the Wet’suwet’en village of Hagwilget, British Columbia. The bridge is a one-lane vehicle and pedestrian bridge and was constructed in 1931, and later reinforced in 1990. The east approach span is 12 m in length, the centre span is 140 m, and the west approach span is 44 m over several bents for a total deck length of 196 meters.
GeoMetrix was retained by the contractor (Ardy Rigging) to manage all Quality Control related activities pertaining to the rehabilitation and jacking procedures. GeoMetrix prepared Quality Control (QC) Documents in accordance with the BC MoTI SP 1.17 and SS 101.02.03(i). GeoMetrix was responsible for creating a QC plan for Contract-Specific steel rehabilitation work, providing details for means, methods and frequencies of quality control measures. GeoMetrix was also responsible for providing supervision, equipment inspections and training of contractor crews. Supervision of the calibration of the hydraulic jacks for the hydraulic jacking and destressing QC was pertinent to sign off on all hydraulic jacking check sheets. The rehabilitation of the Hagwilget suspension bridge won Ardy Rigging a Ministry Award of Excellence for their attention to detail and successful execution of the work on this high profile project.