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Quebec’s CDB wins $24.6M contract to rehab bridge between Ottawa, Gatineau

By On-Site Staff   


A rending of part the rehabilitated crossing. The project covers bridge work and the installation of dedicated cycling lanes. PHOTO: Public Services and Procurement Canada

A Quebec-based construction firm will start work next month on a bridge rehab project on one of the links between Ottawa and Gatineau.

Public Services and Procurement Canada awarded Construction demathieu bard, or CDB Inc., a $24.6 million contract June 11 for work on two components of what’s known as the Chaudière Crossing. Immediately upriver from Chaudière Falls, and connecting Gatineau’s Eddy Street to Booth Street in Ottawa, the crossing is the oldest in the Canadian capital, first opening in the 1820s.

The rehabilitation and upgrade project includes work on both Union Bridge and the adjoining Hull Causeway. CDB will be responsible for a range of repairs on the more than 100-year-old steel truss bridge, such as replacing steel or concrete components that have reached end of life. The project also includes widening the Hull Causeway, allowing for cycling lanes and a wider sidewalk.

Construction is scheduled to start this July and run until September 2022.



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