Garrison Crossing built with UR duplex stainless steel
23 January 2020
As the city of Toronto keeps expanding, accessibility and connectivity are becoming key topics. To ensure a connection between downtown Toronto and the neighborhood of Fort York, the Garrison Crossing was built with UR 2205 Duplex stainless steel from ArcelorMittal Industeel.
The Garrison Crossing is an unprecedented technical innovation in North America as Duplex stainless steel was used for the entire structure. The crossing has a unique design consisting of two Duplex stainless steel arch bridges crossing two railway corridors. Each bridge is supported by a single arch tilting in the opposite direction, and the overall layout resembles a Yin & Yang shape to emphasize both contrast and continuity, expressing a modern and understated elegance. The innovative bridges are based on the company’s aesthetic philosophy of “Complex Simplicity”. The proposed design in stainless steel was awarded within a design and build project context competing against other bridge alternatives using carbon steel.
Industeel supplied 300 tonnes of UR 2205 Duplex stainless steel plates from its mills of Charleroi (Belgium) and Le Creusot (France).
The design has been driven by utilizing less material and energy, providing an extended life span and easy maintenance.
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