The Beshro family Suspension bridge in Saint Marie de Beauce is the longest span pedestrian bridge in the province of Quebec at almost 700 feet. A dimension almost as important is its usable width of 10 feet which is key to its mandate of serving not just pedestrians but all sorts of leisure conveyances such as snowmobiles, four-wheelers, bicycles and skis. It also eliminates the need for inherently dangerous ice crossings that sadly have often taken the lives of winter enthusiasts.
Hot-dip galvanizing was the go-to solution to ensure trouble-free long service life...
With a mandate to serve all the outdoor activities popular in the region including motorized ones this bridge needed to have high load capacity, a wide pathway as well as an attractive design with no in-water columns in a river notorious for dangerous ice jams. These criteria combined with a desire to have a slim attractive profile led to the obvious selection of an all steel suspension bridge.
Harsh winters and a humid climate combined with the extremely low maintenance budgets made proven durable hot-dip galvanizing the go to solution to ensure trouble free long service life for all the steel in this bridge. The experience nearby with some of the worlds first fully galvanized bridges now well over 50 years old and still free of needing any corrosion related maintenance sealed the deal!
This lithe beautiful bridge spanning the Chaudiere River ties together existing activity trails on both sides of the river with an unbeatable combination of low initial cost, nearly zero maintenance and rugged long service life thanks to the strength of steel and the protective power of zinc.
Bridge & Highway
Ste-Marie de Beauce, QC Canada
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Ease of Specifying, Life-Cycle Cost, Prior HDG Experience, Sustainability, Turnaround Time
All the Structural steel was galvanized including channels, beams, handrails, angles and even the cables.
Fabrication SBL Inc.
Les Constructions Binet Inc.
Roche Ltée, Groupe Conseil
Ville de Ste-Marie de Beauce
Corbec Group - Princeville Plant
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