Bombarider Monorail Test Track

Engineer: Wayside Systems Engineering
Contractor: Bombardier Transportation Canada Inc.
Structure: Custom Monorail Precast Concrete Beams

Custom Bombardier Monorail Test Track

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This project is a great example of the exceptional engineering and manufacturing capabilities of Anchor Concrete Products

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Bruce McDonald, Manager, Wayside Systems Engineering, KMTT

In 2012 Anchor Concrete was awarded First Place for the Creative Use of Precast (CUP) by the National Precast Concrete Assocation for the supply and delivery of 1.86 km of precast beams. The beams were manufactured for Bombardier Transportation's new high speed monorail test track located in Kingston, Ontario.

This project included 124 straight beams with lengths ranging from 22 ft to 38 ft, 19 transition beams 33ft in length and 20 super-elevated curved beams also 33 ft in length.

To provide an exceptionally smooth ride, all beams were required to have tolerance of +/-.08 in. in a 5 ft straight edge, +/-.12 in. in width at any location and +.16 / -.31 in. in any 38 ft length. This technically challenging feat was accomplished by developing and utilizing many in-house innovations.

The project timeline called for the installation of four beams of monorail track per day, but due to the accuracy of both construction and the precast elements, 12 to 16 beams were installed some days, reaching as many as 18 installed beams on the final day.

Custom Bombardier Monorail Test Track
Custom Bombardier Monorail Test Track
Custom Bombardier Monorail Test Track
Custom Bombardier Monorail Test Track
Custom Bombardier Monorail Test Track
Custom Bombardier Monorail Test Track