Resurfacing project completed at Cleveland Dam Resurfacing project completed at Cleveland Dam <div class="ExternalClass0C3A8CA93D7A404A88E4A72211ECE4D0"><p>Crews have completed a challenging maintenance program on the Cleveland Dam in Capilano River Regional Park, which involved repainting the bridge girders below the bridge deck and resurfacing the drum gate at the top of the spillway. Bridge girders are the large steel beams that support the bridge deck over the spillway and the drum gate controls discharge from the Capilano Reservoir. </p><p>The work was highly weather dependent as crews could only perform the work when the lake was at its lowest level and the probability of rainfall was low. To meet these scheduling constraints, key portions of the work were undertaken on a 24/7 basis.</p><p>The maintenance program involved the collaboration of multiple divisions within Water Services, including Engineering & Construction, Watershed & Environmental Management and Operations & Maintenance. The job involved:</p><ul><li>installation and removal of access scaffolding</li><li>enclosing the entire drum gate to protect and contain the work area </li><li>removing existing coating via sandblasting </li><li>applying a new coating under strictly controlled conditions</li></ul><p>Work methods and materials were selected to avoid environmental impacts on the Capilano River and surrounding park. This maintenance program will extend the lifespan of the Cleveland Dam drum gate and bridge girders, and help to ensure reliable supply of clean, safe drinking water from the Capilano source. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-clevelanddam.jpg2017-11-30T08:00:00ZGP0|#5c5e82e4-401f-43a6-8f66-b0acc99b3d56;L0|#05c5e82e4-401f-43a6-8f66-b0acc99b3d56|Issue 37;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass00E57EFF2BD0431E9F7B5B05F4667DF7"><p>​Crews have completed a challenging maintenance program on the Cleveland Dam in Capilano River Regional Park, which involved repainting the bridge girders below the bridge deck and resurfacing the drum gate at the top of the spillway. </p></div>0