Third Crossing construction update
By Rob BlackstienBridges
Kiewet bridge project spans the Cataraqui River in Kingston.
The Third Crossing Bridge, a $180 million project that was awarded to a consortium featuring Kiewet in 2018, is making progress.
The connection between the east and west shores of the Cataraqui River in Kingston is now complete, as you can see in the drone video below. There’s still significant work required to finish up the bridge deck.
As of July 21, the project has delivered the following economic and social benefits to the local area:
- Invested more than $9.3 million on locally sourced material and contracts;
- Procured more than 91,000 hours in hired labour from workers who live within 115 km of Kingston, with more than 55,000 of those hours from workers who live within 40 km;
- Secured 72 contracts with local businesses;
- Employed 29 staff members, who have moved to Kingston to work on the project; and
- Donated more than $4,000 in charitable donations to local causes – thanks to contractors, Kiewit, Hatch and Bauer, who have also donated 71 community service hours.
The current phase of the 1.2-km bridge is expected to be wrapped up in the Spring. Related road construction work on the east shore lands will also run until the Spring.