Rideau Canal Posts

CLIENT

National Capital Commission (NCC)

LOCATION

Rideau Canal, Hogs Back Road - Dow’s Lake, Ottawa

PROJECT TYPE

Site furnishings

DATE

January 2018

PARTNERS

Contractor: Bradley Contracting

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The NCC approached Central Precast to replace a series of the canal posts that run along the historical Rideau Canal. The posts typically experience deterioration over time due to Ottawa's extreme winters. The client looked to have new posts fabricated to match the aesthetic of the existing posts. Central Precast created a custom-mix material to match the existing exposed aggregate finish. In addition, Central Precast recommended changing the reinforcing from epoxy to galvanize in order to prolong the life of the posts. Galvanized rebar has a higher resistance to rust which will ensure a longer life for the posts. These canal posts will remain an integral part of the canal experience for decades to come!

Category
Site Furnishings