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Cadillac Fairview announces design for new Toronto Eaton Centre pedestrian bridge

April 10, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Toronto, ON – Cadillac Fairview (CF) unveiled plans today for a new pedestrian bridge across Queen Street to better integrate CF Toronto Eaton Centre with the Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue flagship locations in downtown Toronto. Construction is slated

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Province, BCGEU and BCRB reach tentative agreement

April 5, 2017 BC Gov News

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Province, BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) on labour succession in 27 highway maintenance service areas, ensuring job security and improved maintenance

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Commuters and residents to benefit from Cornwall Area bridge replacements

February 27, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Ontario is creating jobs and improving key transportation infrastructure to keep people moving, by replacing the Wales Drive bridge in Ingleside and the Avonmore Road bridge in Long Sault. Construction at the Avonmore Road underpass is scheduled to begin in

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George Massey Tunnel Replacement project granted Environmental Assessment approval

February 15, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Environment Minister Mary Polak and Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project, which includes: building a new 10-lane, clear span

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The Federal Bridge Corporation commemorates James L. McIntyre

February 14, 2017 Federal Bridge Corporation Limited

FBCL announced that the new Service Building located on the Canadian plaza at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge will be dedicated to the memory of James L. McIntyre. McIntyre was a long-standing Chair of the Sault Ste. Marie Bridge

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Massey replacement preliminary works go to tender

January 17, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Two contracts for preliminary construction work on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project went to tender last week. The contracts are for site preparation in order to improve ground conditions for future lane widening. The ministry will award one contract

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RFP released for Gordie Howe International Bridge project

November 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), inviting proponents to submit formal proposals to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The Gordie Howe International Bridge project will address four regional transportation

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Funding for new Parsnip River Bridge to improve safety and access

October 31, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia announced financial support on Oct. 27 to replace the Parsnip River Bridge near Mackenzie, B.C., which will improve safety and capacity on Highway 97 North, a significant provincial transportation route. Parsnip

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Improving roads and bridges in Niagara Region

October 21, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Ontario is supporting upgrades to roads, bridges and other local community infrastructure in Niagara Region, helping to connect communities and keep people moving while creating jobs and economic growth. “Investments in critical infrastructure projects through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund

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Halifax’s Macdonald Bridge stays open to traffic while 46 bridge spans are replaced

October 14, 2016 Corinne Lynds

For only the second time in history, the suspended spans of a bridge are being replaced while keeping the bridge open to traffic. The first; was the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, and the second is Halifax’s own Macdonald Bridge.

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New Champlain Bride is construction showpiece

October 14, 2016 Jim Barnes

Canada has been home to a variety of megaprojects in recent years. None will be more visually stunning than the new Champlain Bridge (NCB) in Montreal, which will replace the existing Champlain Bridge in 2018. The existing bridge crosses the

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2016 CISC National Steel Design Awards celebrate excellence in steel construction

October 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) announced the winners of the biennial CISC National Steel Design Awards of Excellence in Toronto last week. The Awards were the culmination of a two-year competition that brought together regional winners from across

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George Massey Tunnel replacement procurement reaches RFP stage

October 5, 2016 On-Site Magazine

  The Government of British Columbia has invited three pre-qualified bidding teams to participate in the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage to design, build, partially finance and operate the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project. The total cost of the project

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Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge officially opens

October 4, 2016 On-Site Magazine

H.J. O’Connell, a division of Bird, was the lead in a joint venture with Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. in the construction of the new vertical lift bridge in Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador. The scope of work consisted of replacing the

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The Federal Bridge Corp. announces completion of new CBSA traffic building

September 21, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

On September 20th, the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) announced the completion and opening of the new Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Traffic Building, which provides modern and expanded facilities for border operations at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge.

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Work on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project progresses with the next phase of preparatory work

August 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) and its partners continue to make progress moving toward the construction and completion of the Gordie Howe International Bridge with more than $110 million in construction projects. The first phase of preparatory work includes construction of

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New bridge to replace culvert on Highway 16 in B.C.

August 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Work will soon be underway on a project to replace the Kathlyn Creek culvert with a bridge on Highway 16 near Smithers, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “Replacing the culvert with a bridge will make a big

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VIDEO: Original Port Mann Bridge demolition in time lapse

July 27, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The original Port Mann Bridge stood tall in British Columbia for nearly 50 years before officials decided to replace it with a wider bridge of the same name. Built in 1964, the bridge was four-lanes wide and, at the time

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Hundreds of bridges, culverts not being inspected properly: Manitoba auditor

July 27, 2016 Canadian Manufacturing Onlline

Manitoba’s auditor general says hundreds of bridges and culverts across the province are not being inspected as frequently as required—if at all. A report released July 21 by Norm Ricard blames staff shortages, inconsistent procedures and infrastructure that, much as

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First anniversary of construction on new Champlain Bridge

July 11, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was at the New Champlain Bridge construction site’s west jetty location today to mark the first anniversary of the start of work on this iconic structure, which will transform Montreal’s urban landscape