Global engineering consultancy COWI in North America has been retained by Nova Scotia Department of Public Works standing offer for highway engineering services to provide detailed design and regulatory permitting for the replacement of the James River Bridge.

The James River Bridge is a single span bridge that crosses the James River in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. The project includes the detailed design and tender documents for a new single span New England Bulb Tee concrete girder bridge to cross over the James River, accommodating the required hydraulic opening. The existing bridge was a single lane steel truss bridge approximately 20 m in length.

COWI’s scope of work will inlcude detailed bridge design, tender documentation, design brief, post design services, and environmental permitting. COWI will develop the detailed design in accordance with CSA Standard CAN/CSA S6 – latest edition, Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC). All construction and material specifications will be in accordance with NSDPW’s Standard Specifications.

Thomas Dahlgren, President, COWI in North America, said: “This project is a great win for COWI as we continue to secure more work while we build and strengthen our relationship with NSDPW and other clients and partners in Altantic Canada.”