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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

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New bridge announced for B.C.’s Nass River crossing

March 19, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

A new two-lane bridge will replace an existing single-lane timber bridge over Nass River, B.C. The bridge will be built upstream from the current structure, located on Highway 37, approximately 75 kilometres east of Stewart, B.C. The two lanes will

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Graham begins pre-construction planning for Edmonton’s Groat Road Bridge

March 14, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Pre-construction planning is underway for the $46 million Groat Road Bridge rehabilitation project in Edmonton, Alta. The contract was awarded to Graham in February. Groat Road Bridges and Road Renewal Project aims to extend the service life of the bridge

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Crowchild Bridge keeps traffic flowing in Calgary

March 12, 2018 Saul Chernos

Key Cowtown bridge, originally built in the mid-’60s, is getting a much-needed makeover to help handle growing population, but environmental concerns necessitated a unique approach to the work. Commuter chaos might seem unavoidable when rebuilding a series of overpasses on

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Champlain Bridge project to be finished by December

March 1, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Montreal, Que.’s new Champlain Bridge, which will connect Nuns’ Island and Brossard, is underway, with 65 per cent of work completed since fall 2017. The remaining 35 per cent is expected to be complete by December 2018. Infrastructure Canada participated

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Temporary bridge used to transport pipes in wastewater facility renovation

January 4, 2018 On-Site

A temporary utility bridge offered an alternative solution to a wastewater treatment facility upgrade in Cambridge, Ont. Provided by bridge engineering and supply company Acrow Bridge, the structure was used to carry pipes across Ontario’s Speed River and provide a