Bridge Improvement Presentation: Amsterdam Bridge Group #6: Chris Wong, Andrew Yang and Esther Roorda
Table of Contents - About the Amsterdam Bridge - Recommendations for Maintenance Work - Improvements to stairs - Improvements for slipperiness -Implications
About the Amsterdam Bridge: - Openedin 1978 - Named after Toronto's twin city. - Steel Cable Footbridge - In low traffic Toronto Harbour area, below is a docking facility for boats
- Only light damage according to OSIM guidelines. - Design for Aesthetics
Recommendations for Maintenance Work - Repaint rusted areas (Rusting classified as light by OSIM guidelines) - Wood, Concrete and Steel all in good condition apart from minor rusting.
Recommendations for Maintenance Work -Replace rusty nails and wires
Improvements on the stairs ADA Accessibility Guidelines from Buildings and Facilities 4.9.2 • "Open risers are not permitted"
Improvements on the stairs C.T.A.D.G 1.1.10 "Tread nosings should be clearly marked with a brightly painted non- slip finish"
Improvements for Slipperiness: Apply anti-slip treads horizontally across the bridge C.T.A.D.G 1.1.10 • "Steps must be of firm non slip material".
Implications Anti-Slip Improvement: • Bridge will be more convenient to use, especially in the winter. • Better for people with mobility issues because of anti-slip treads • Improved safety: Fewer people would slip on the bridge due to wet surfaces or ice.
Implications Improvements to stairs: • Better visibility especially at night. • Less chance of pedestrians tripping on the stairs.