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Construction team to miss deadline to hand over final elements of new Champlain Bridge project

October 29, 2019 On-Site Staff

The main component of the Samuel De Champlain Bridge Corridor project — the new bridge itself — opened to vehicle traffic at the beginning of July, while several pieces of the wider project were scheduled to reach completion by Oct.

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Infracon, Eiffage win $104.6M bridge contract tied to B.C.’s Site C dam project

October 29, 2019 by David Kennedy

The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded a major bridge and highway realignment project to a joint venture led by French contractor Eiffage and Vancouver-based Infracon. The $104.6 million contract covers a new bridge on Highway 29 over

Article Bridges

From the editor… Sprucing up a piece of construction history

October 8, 2019 by David Kennedy

It’s old, plenty rusty and somewhat less refined than the far newer suspension bridge that stands beside it. But even after a century of wear and tear, the Quebec Bridge is something to behold. It’s worth hanging onto and it’s worth

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‘Nation-building’ or folly? Project to build costly tunnel between Labrador and Newfoundland resurfaces

October 3, 2019 Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—The federal Liberals’ campaign platform has rekindled discussions of a costly proposal to build a tunnel connecting the island of Newfoundland to Labrador. The platform released Sept. 29 makes only one specific reference to Newfoundland and Labrador, in

News BridgesConstruction

New Brunswick starts work on $45M project to replace two bridges along key forestry route

September 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

Work to replace a pair of aging bridges on Highway 10 in central New Brunswick is set to begin in the small community of Coles Island. The province set aside $45 million for the project in April 2018 and has

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2,300 pigeons killed, 635,000 kilograms of bird poop cleared in Saskatoon bridge fix

September 12, 2019 by David Kennedy

SASKATOON—The City of Saskatoon says about 2,300 pigeons have been killed as part of a project to rehabilitate a major bridge. The city says the dead birds have been removed from the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge along with 635,000 kilograms

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Alberco wins $55M contract to build new bridge over North Saskatchewan River northeast of Edmonton

August 23, 2019 by David Kennedy

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, Alta.—The Alberta Ministry of Transportation has awarded a $55 million construction contract for the second phase of a highway twinning project northeast of Edmonton. Alberco Construction Ltd. will be responsible for building a new bridge over the North

News BridgesRoads

Three build teams shortlisted for major bridge project on western edge of Toronto

August 13, 2019 by David Kennedy

Coco Paving, Dufferin Construction, EllisDon, Kiewit and Spanish contractor Ferrovial Agromán are all in the running for the contract to replace an aging six-lane bridge along the QEW

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Staying on target: Fall election looms as federal infrastructure plan progresses in fits and starts

August 13, 2019 David Kennedy

In the early morning hours of June 24, a few minutes before sunrise, a small convoy of cars drives slowly across the freshly paved asphalt deck of Montreal’s new Samuel de Champlain Bridge. With the deep blue of twilight still

News BridgesInfrastructureLabourRoads

B.C. Supreme Court to hear construction groups’ challenge to province’s Community Benefits Agreement

July 24, 2019 by David Kennedy

The contentious labour rules have already been to put work on numerous big-ticket jobs, such as a major widening project on the Trans-Canada Highway and the new Pattullo Bridge

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Montreal’s new Champlain bridge fully open as old bridge heads for brief retirement, deconstruction

July 2, 2019 The Canadian Press

The ailing 57-year-old bridge required numerous late-life fixes to keep it functional while construction progressed on its modern replacement

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Montreal’s new, $4.4B Champlain bridge opens to first traffic

June 24, 2019 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Six months late and millions of dollars over budget, Montreal’s new Samuel De Champlain Bridge opened to northbound traffic early June 24, officially beginning the replacement of its crumbling but very busy predecessor. Federal Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne was riding

News BridgesConstruction

Montreal’s new Champlain bridge to open July 1, but builders could be on the hook for millions for late finish

June 17, 2019 David Kennedy, with files from The Canadian Press

After four years of construction, work on the new $4.2 billion Samuel De Champlain Bridge has entered its final weeks, but the question of penalties for the major delay remains

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Nova Scotia’s 4,200 bridges need more monitoring: auditor general

May 28, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—Nova Scotia’s auditor general says the province’s bridges must be improved more quickly and monitored more effectively. In a audit released May 28, Michael Pickup found the Transportation Department isn’t providing its managers with the information needed to make decisions

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Feds putting up $345.4M to extend Autoroute 19, rehabilitate Montreal bridge

May 16, 2019 by David Kennedy

MONTREAL—Three infrastructure jobs, including a major project to extend Quebec Autoroute 19 north of Laval, Que., have secured the backing of the federal government. François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was in the Montreal suburb of Bois-des-Filion May

News BridgesConstruction

Environmental nod keeps B.C.’s $1.4B Pattullo bridge on track for construction to start this year

May 7, 2019 by David Kennedy

SURREY, B.C.—Plans to start work on a replacement for the Pattullo Bridge that connects Surrey to New Westminster, B.C. took a step forward May 2 as the province’s ministers of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Municipal Affairs and Housing

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Ontario issues RFQ for major bridge rehab project along QEW in Mississauga, Ont.

April 27, 2019 by David Kennedy

The six-lane bridge is a vital link between Toronto and Hamilton. Recent investigations determined the 85-year-old structure is in “major” need of repair or replacement

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Shovels expected in the ground this year on project to build new bridge, twin Hwy. 15 northeast of Edmonton

March 12, 2019 by David Kennedy

EDMONTON—A project to twin a stretch of Alberta Highway 15 and build a new bridge over the North Saskatchewan River northeast of Edmonton is expected to start this spring. The province says traffic crossing the current two-lane Highway 15 bridge

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Aecon, EllisDon and Flatiron win major contracts for work on Calgary’s ring road

March 6, 2019 by David Kennedy

CALGARY—The long-running project to encircle Alberta’s largest city with a high-volume bypass has entered its final leg. The province said March 5 that it has finalized two contracts with three construction companies that will nearly wrap-up work on the 101-kilometre

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As new Champlain Bridge nears completion, feds prepare for $400M project to tear down old bridge

February 24, 2019 by David Kennedy

The steel truss cantilever bridge has carried traffic over the St. Lawrence River for more than 50 years