Spirit Trail Connector at Mosquito Creek

Cyclists and pedestrians can now cross through the Mosquito Creek Marina on Squamish Nationland on a 600m trail  segment that slips beneath sea level and a 50-tonne gantry crane.

This project is Canada’s first pathway that travels below sea level. It consisted of over 200 custom precast elements including, pile caps, beams, radiused wall panels, floor panels and a boat travel lift.

CLIENT:

City of North Vancouver and the Squamish First Nation

DATE:

2018

SERVICES:

Abutment Caps, Grade Beams, Floor and Wall Panels, Beams and caps for boat launch travel lift; Composite bridge deck panels

The 600m of construction connecting the Spirit Trail includes a pedestrian bridge over Mosquito Creek, a concrete walkway, a marina boat lift, and earth and water retaining systems.

The trail takes cyclists and pedestrians down a gentle slope descending 3m below sea level before making a 90 degree turn. The trail then travels under the boat lift that has a window port that looks at the sea life below the waterline or at the oncoming boats depending on the tide. People then ascend to the surface with a gentle radius back to the trail.

MSE Precast provided, design, supply and installation of precast Abutment Caps, Grade Beams, Floor and Wall Panels, Beams and caps for boat launch travel lift; Composite bridge deck panels.