First Street Bridge being replaced with two new bridges
The current First Street Bridge was built over 40 years ago in 1972.
Regular inspections of the bridge by Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) revealed significant concrete deterioration in the deck and substructure.
Initially set as rehabilitation project, preliminary design work found that both the girders and substructure units would require strengthening.
Also, that the piers adjacent to the rail line would require additional protection.
After careful consideration it was determined that the benefits to replace the bridge outweighed those to rehabilitate it.
The existing four-lane design will be replaced with two separate bridges, with two lanes on each bridge.
The new design includes a sidewalk on each side.
Pacific Avenue will be closed at First Street for the duration of the project.
The northbound section of the bridge is being demolished and rebuilt first, followed by the southbound side.
The northbound bridge is scheduled to be completed by November 2016.
The southbound bridge expected to be completed by November 2017.
One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times during construction.
Landmark Planning & Design Inc. has been contracted by the Province of Manitoba to oversee this project, with the bridge work conducted by PCL Construction.
For a detailed overview of the First Street Bridge project, visit Landmark Planning & Design
How to sit fit at your keyboard and monitor.
Here are some tips on positioning courtesy of Allseating:
The key to keying
Using a keyboard tray to help prevent wrist pain and repetitive strain injuries.
While keying, keep your arms at right angles (aim for 90 degrees) and close to your body.
Your wrists should be straight so you don’t see any wrinkles.
Keep your mouse close to the keyboard – preferably on a mousing platform – to minimize reaching.
Monitoring your posture
Your monitor height keeps your back straight and your head up, which is crucial to avoiding neck strain and injuries.
Align your monitor so it’s centered between your shoulder blades and positioned about an arm’s length away from your face.
The height should be so that the top line of text you’re reviewing is at or just below eye level.
Mbrace Layout 2