The Heffley Creek Bridge is located in the Heffley Creek community in the north end of Kamloops, BC. The bridge carries “Old Highway 5” over Heffley Creek. The interchange was designed for the City of Kamloops by Watson Engineering Ltd.
The project included two reinforced earth wall structures designed as true abutment structures to support the new bridge. Adding to the challenge of building these structures was the location in a steep sided scenic ravine through which the creek flows and on the slopes of which archaeological relics had been found.
The design for the structures called for TerraClass® reinforced earth walls with a grave concrete architectural finish. Each abutment wall was just over fifty meters in length up to 8.6m in height with a total wall area of 600 sq m.
The project was awarded to RECo in November 2017 by Acres Enterprises and engineering and fabrication proceeded on this basis. Construction of the walls started the beginning of April 2018 and was completed in June.