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Groundbreaking ceremony held for new international bridge

July 18, 2018 Corey Williams, The Associated Press

DETROIT—U.S. and Canadian officials touted the friendship between the two countries while acknowledging the economic benefits a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will bring. A groundbreaking for the advance construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge was

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Construction starts on temporary replacement for collapsed bridge in Port Bruce, Ont.

July 17, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

PORT BRUCE, Ont.—Construction is underway on a temporary span to replace Imperial Road bridge in Port Bruce, Ont., which collapsed late February after heavy rain and snowmelt flooded the region. A gravel-filled dump truck was driving across the 54-year-old concrete

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Feds pick construction team for multibillion-dollar Gordie Howe bridge project

July 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

The WDBA has tapped a preferred proponent to design, build, operate and maintain the major P3 project

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$2.3M bridge replacement project in Hedley, B.C. begins

July 4, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

HEDLEY, B.C.—A bridge replacement project has started in Hedley, B.C., 29 kilometres west of Keremeos, B.C. Langley, B.C.-based Dorosh Construction was awarded the $2.3-million contract to replace Hedley Bridge. The nearly 70-year-old structure will be dismantled, and a new two-lane,

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Construction of new N.W.T. bridge, study of ambitious Mackenzie Valley Highway project moving forward

July 4, 2018 by David Kennedy

YELLOWKNIFE—Construction on a bridge over the Great Bear River in central Northwest Territories and a study looking at the feasibility of a wider project to build a new all-season road along hundreds of miles of the Mackenzie Valley are going

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Gordie Howe bridge overseer picks new CEO, plans to start construction this fall

June 28, 2018 by David Kennedy

OTTAWA—Official construction on the new bridge connecting Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich. is set to begin this fall, according to the crown corporation responsible for the project. The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) said work on advanced construction across the U.S.

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Liberals set hiring, procurement stipulations for federally funded projects

June 22, 2018 Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

The so-called community benefits program aims to give Indigenous Peoples, veterans and recent immigrants a larger stake in Ottawa’s major infrastructure spending plan

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Ambassador Bridge company ad urges Trump to block new Gordie Howe bridge on ‘America first’ grounds

June 22, 2018 by David Kennedy

WINDSOR, Ont.—In a transparent appeal to the increasingly pervasive “America first” rhetoric emerging from Washington, the company that controls the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit, Mich. and Windsor, Ont. released a television ad earlier this week calling on President Donald Trump

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B.C. to repair decades-old bridge over Campbell River

June 12, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C.—Repair work on a two-lane steel truss bridge over Campbell River, B.C., located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, is expected to begin this week. British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure awarded a $2.56-million contract for

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PCs sweep to power in Ontario: What Doug Ford means for construction across the province

June 8, 2018 by David Kennedy

The premier-designate has committed to a series of infrastructure investments and vowed to close the province’s skills gap

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Crews start work on five bridge projects in northeast B.C.

June 6, 2018 by David Kennedy

CHETWYND, B.C.—Construction crews have started work on five bridge projects in an area of northeast B.C. that sustained significant flood damage in the spring of 2016. The handful of projects along Highway 97 west of Chetwynd, B.C. are worth a

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North Gate Pacific wins $3.6M contract to replace Vancouver Island bridge

June 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

SOOKE, B.C.—A West Coast contractor based in Maple Ridge, British Columbia has won a multimillion-dollar contract to replace a bridge on Vancouver Island west of Victoria. The province’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure awarded the $3.6 million contract to North

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New Brunswick covered bridges among 148 transportation assets to undergo repair

June 1, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

FREDERICTON—Spring floods in New Brunswick have affected 160 transportation assets across the province. Of those, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure identified 148 for remedial work. Five roads remain closed for repair work in Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lakeville Corner and Codys.

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Old bridge gets new lease on life: Steel, concrete from dismantled span repurposed as artificial reef

June 1, 2018 by David Kennedy

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y.—Thousands of tons of steel and concrete that stood proudly over the Hudson River for more than half a century have found a new purpose off the New York coastline. Triangular trusses, concrete deck panels, steel beams and

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Auditor general says new Champlain Bridge will cost more than forecast

May 30, 2018 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The federal auditor general says Montreal’s new Champlain Bridge will cost more than forecast and won’t be ready on time. Michael Ferguson says in his annual spring report the scheduled Dec. 21 opening of the bridge appears to be ambitious,

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Alberta to spend $90M to strengthen Edmonton-area bridge for heavy loads

May 30, 2018 by David Kennedy

EDMONTON—The Alberta government has set aside $90 million to upgrade a bridge across the North Saskatchewan River northeast of Edmonton. The Vinca Bridge crosses the waterway on Highway 38 south of Redwater, Alta. While only 2,000 vehicles cross the current

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First projects still some time away, newly-appointed infrastructure bank CEO says

May 28, 2018 Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The new chief executive of the federal infrastructure agency says it could be well into 2019 before it will be ready to announce its first investment. The Trudeau government today announced that Pierre Lavallee, a former senior executive of the

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Saskatchewan invests $14M in rural roads, bridges

May 8, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

SASKATCHEWAN—The Government of Saskatchewan will invest $14 million to improve roads, bridges and culverts in 11 rural municipalities. Funding for the projects come from the Municipal Roads for the Economy Program (MREP). The 2018 MREP grants include: Five bridge and

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Feds ordered savings review for Gordie Howe bridge over cost concerns

April 19, 2018 Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

Ottawa has been keeping a tight lid on how much the new cross-border bridge will cost to build

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B.C.’s Lions Gate, Ironworkers Memorial bridges receive retrofit

April 11, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Design work is underway for a retrofit of the Lions Gate and Ironworkers Memorial bridges in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. The existing concrete collar protection at the base of the south tower of the Lions Gate Bridge will be enhanced