Nanton Golf Club Bridge


Project Name: Bridge Replacement at the Nanton Golf Club
Location: Nanton, AB
Description: Replacement of a flatbed rail car bridge over the Mosquito Creek with a single span, 20 m long x 3.5 m wide pratt-style struss bridge, designed for golf course as well as maintenance/construction traffic.


Roseke Engineering Ltd. designed this beautiful pratt-style truss bridge at the 18th hole of the Nanton Golf Club, which is used by golf cart traffic as well as the occasional maintenance and construction vehicle.

The previous bridge sustained damage during flooding.  It was an old flatbed rail car with wheels removed, placed on concrete lock blocks.

The new bridge was built in the shop and placed on two screw piles per abutment.  Screw piles are an excellent option for pedestrian bridges because they are cheap and can be designed for significant loads, including vehicle loads.  They are installed within several hours.  In this case, the screw piles deviated from their planned location due to the presence of builders below the surface, but intermediate connectors were designed and welded in place to allow a proper load transfer from the bridge to the screw piles.

Our bridge team has performed hundreds of bridge sized culvert projects and we would love to help you with yours:

Bernie Roseke, P.Eng., PMP is the founder and president of Roseke Engineering Ltd.  He has 20 years experience in the design of rural bridges, culverts, and drainage structures, primarily for Counties, M.D.’s and Alberta Transportation.

Levi Ober, P.L.(Eng.) is our bridge manager and responsible for delivering bridge projects on time and budget.  He has 14 years experience in the assessment, design and construction supervision experience on County, M.D. and Alberta Transportation bridges.  He has designed every type of standard bridge and bridge sized culvert, and he is a class B bridge inspector.

Riley Johnson, T.T. is our junior bridge technologist.  He has assisted with design and performed construction supervision services on numerous bridge projects, and his enthusiasm for bridge work is very high.

Please call us at (403)942-6170. We would love to speak with you.