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fenwick16 Jun 22, 2017 8:04 PM

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Originally Posted by terrynorthend (Post 7842777)
Anything like THIS?


Yikes. I guess this father must feel that going boating is more important than his kids safety. :(

OldDartmouthMark Jun 26, 2017 1:26 PM

Pics of the floating walkway from twitter June 19:

https://twitter.com/Brett_CBC/status/876888930259488769

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCtV0KOU0AEeptC.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCtV0KUUIAEREmo.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCtV0KXU0AEWKvo.jpg

It's quite a bit further along now, as seen on NS webcams:

https://www.novascotiawebcams.com/en...s/cable-wharf/

https://images.novascotiawebcams.com...vehMVu3Bdz.jpg

fenwick16 Jun 26, 2017 2:32 PM

^^^ The floating bridge appears to be anchored to piles, which I assume are driven into the sea bed? If so, it should be fairly stable. However, the anchoring system might use bearings (rotating rod) on the piles so that it can move up and down but not horizontally. It looks like a good system.

Jstaleness Jun 26, 2017 4:59 PM

Oh Buoy!! I can't wait for the stroller wars to begin. There has always been that pinch point in front of Cable Wharf. This should be fun for the masses

terrynorthend Jun 26, 2017 7:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Jstaleness (Post 7846044)
Oh Buoy!! I can't wait for the stroller wars to begin. There has always been that pinch point in front of Cable Wharf. This should be fun for the masses

I'm guessing HMCS Xyz won't be docked for tours in front of the museum this Canada Day.

kph06 Jun 28, 2017 10:38 AM

Great photo from John van Gurp @jvangurp on twitter:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDVxOVwWAAIRIDw.jpg:large

I cant recall if they are going down further than this, it looks like they've imported a lot of structural fill, so this may be the base elevation.

IanWatson Jun 28, 2017 11:58 AM

Cool photo.

The floor plans in the DRC package show two levels of parking. However, the lower level has a smaller footprint than the first level. So maybe they'll still dig out the middle of the lot?

EDIT: Actually, the location of the pilings next to the crane seem to line out with the outline of the lower level of parking. Maybe they'll put in a second ring of coffer dam before going down for that level.

fenwick16 Jun 28, 2017 12:05 PM

^^^ Nice find kph06.

It didn't take long to install the floating boardwalk once they started. It might actually turn out to be a tourist attraction.

Phalanx Jun 28, 2017 1:48 PM

If nothing else, the temporary boardwalk should make for some neat construction photo opportunities.

Keith P. Jun 28, 2017 4:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Phalanx (Post 7848286)
If nothing else, the temporary boardwalk should make for some neat construction photo opportunities.

Though it's a shame they had to put the connection to it so far towards the end of Murphy's wharf. I guess they had no other choice, but it's way out there and not any kind of natural flow.

Jonovision Jul 5, 2017 10:36 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4232/...51549434_h.jpg20170705_152258 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

fenwick16 Jul 7, 2017 5:04 PM

Is the new floating boardwalk open? Has anyone tried it?

q12 Jul 8, 2017 4:48 PM

Sea Bridge is OPEN

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEOBYGIUIAAJ-Cl.jpg
https://twitter.com/My_Waterfront/st...92220171378688

Video walking across:
https://twitter.com/haligonia/status/883702532480139266

fenwick16 Jul 8, 2017 8:34 PM

^^^ It looks good. Thanks for the update q12.

IanWatson Jul 10, 2017 12:21 PM

Been on the bridge twice now. It's so nice to have a waterfront route back, and it gives a new perspective for viewing the downtown. I didn't find it all that "wobbly", though both times the harbour was pretty flat. The delay on getting this open was a little frustrating, but now that it's in I say: two thumbs up :tup::tup:

Keith P. Jul 10, 2017 12:24 PM

Looks like it is 5 feet wide?

I wonder if they will need traffic control for those battleship-sized strollers.

IanWatson Jul 10, 2017 1:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Keith P. (Post 7860025)
Looks like it is 5 feet wide?

I wonder if they will need traffic control for those battleship-sized strollers.

It's very spacious, there'd be no issue with, for example, two wheelchairs passing each other. SUV strollers might be another issue altogether...

They do actually have someone posted at each end of the bridge right now. They seem to be counting users, plus maybe also directing traffic?

Jonovision Jul 10, 2017 4:32 PM

Tested it out yesterday. It will be prime viewing for construction and its nice to actually be down at water level. I did think the ramps could have been a bit longer. I was there when it must have been close to low tide and the angle of the ramps was pretty steep. A lady in a motorised wheelchair needed help getting back up off the bridge.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4260/...db99cd0e_h.jpg20170709_160101 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4213/...89349b67_h.jpg20170709_155639 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

terrynorthend Jul 10, 2017 6:05 PM

Took the SeaBridge today for the first time. I'm a fan. Nice and cool on a hot day, it moved traffic pretty well, better than the old fixed bridge just past Murphy's did. The bottleneck seems to be the aprons of Cable Wharf. Narrow on either side, people traveling both directions, people standing around waiting for boat tours, deciding on menus at Murphy's, tour groups having a lecture, and tourists chilling in the shade.

I hope when this project is over they can re-purpose the bridge along the waterfront somewhere.

fenwick16 Jul 10, 2017 6:42 PM

The seabridge sounds cool.

I wonder if the Queen's Marque developers will be pouring concrete this year?


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