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Lower Don River gets as straight edges for Don Valley Parkway, for the Bloor St to Gardiner Expressway

 

 

In this drawing the darker winding line is the natural flow of the Don River, and the the straight line with the angled hatching is the steel pile created path for the River.

 

“160,000 square feet of steel sheet piling was driven along the edge to contain the embankment at a height of eight feet above the normal river level. The portion of the embankment adjacent to the piling has been backfilled with slag, since its lighter weight will reduce the dead load on the piling.”

Excerpt From
BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO DEPT. OF ROADS.
METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. DEPT. OF ROADS

1962 to 1964

 

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Gardiner Expressway decking replacement photo of before and after.

 

Above the expressway section photographed just after the original  decking had been removed on the weekend of before the week beginning Jan 20 2020.

Below week beginning Jan 27 2030 new decking has been installed during the previous weekend.

Lakeshore Blvd East, at Parliament St.

Contractor: Aecon Group.


 

 

 

 

 

Photo taken Jan 27 2020

Locking up though the Gardiner Expressway at the sky, right now for a few day more.

The green steel structure to the right is the east bound lanes.

The west bound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway at Parliament St have been removed, and work on removing and repairing part of the support structure is taking place this week.

Prefabricated sections of steel and concrete deck will be sat on two existing support arches where you can now see the sky.

 

Gardiner Expressway rehab ramp at Don River under structure repair starts today

Gardiner Expressway rehab  ramp at Don River under structure repair starts Aug 15 2019

 

 

 

3 views of huge temp building for the Gardiner expressway rebuild