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Halifax’s Macdonald Bridge stays open to traffic while 46 bridge spans are replaced

October 14, 2016 Corinne Lynds

For only the second time in history, the suspended spans of a bridge are being replaced while keeping the bridge open to traffic. The first; was the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, and the second is Halifax’s own Macdonald Bridge.

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New Champlain Bride is construction showpiece

October 14, 2016 Jim Barnes

Canada has been home to a variety of megaprojects in recent years. None will be more visually stunning than the new Champlain Bridge (NCB) in Montreal, which will replace the existing Champlain Bridge in 2018. The existing bridge crosses the

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2016 CISC National Steel Design Awards celebrate excellence in steel construction

October 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) announced the winners of the biennial CISC National Steel Design Awards of Excellence in Toronto last week. The Awards were the culmination of a two-year competition that brought together regional winners from across

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George Massey Tunnel replacement procurement reaches RFP stage

October 5, 2016 On-Site Magazine

  The Government of British Columbia has invited three pre-qualified bidding teams to participate in the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage to design, build, partially finance and operate the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project. The total cost of the project

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Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge officially opens

October 4, 2016 On-Site Magazine

H.J. O’Connell, a division of Bird, was the lead in a joint venture with Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. in the construction of the new vertical lift bridge in Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador. The scope of work consisted of replacing the

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The Federal Bridge Corp. announces completion of new CBSA traffic building

September 21, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

On September 20th, the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) announced the completion and opening of the new Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Traffic Building, which provides modern and expanded facilities for border operations at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge.

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Work on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project progresses with the next phase of preparatory work

August 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) and its partners continue to make progress moving toward the construction and completion of the Gordie Howe International Bridge with more than $110 million in construction projects. The first phase of preparatory work includes construction of

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New bridge to replace culvert on Highway 16 in B.C.

August 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Work will soon be underway on a project to replace the Kathlyn Creek culvert with a bridge on Highway 16 near Smithers, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “Replacing the culvert with a bridge will make a big

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VIDEO: Original Port Mann Bridge demolition in time lapse

July 27, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The original Port Mann Bridge stood tall in British Columbia for nearly 50 years before officials decided to replace it with a wider bridge of the same name. Built in 1964, the bridge was four-lanes wide and, at the time

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Hundreds of bridges, culverts not being inspected properly: Manitoba auditor

July 27, 2016 Canadian Manufacturing Onlline

Manitoba’s auditor general says hundreds of bridges and culverts across the province are not being inspected as frequently as required—if at all. A report released July 21 by Norm Ricard blames staff shortages, inconsistent procedures and infrastructure that, much as

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First anniversary of construction on new Champlain Bridge

July 11, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was at the New Champlain Bridge construction site’s west jetty location today to mark the first anniversary of the start of work on this iconic structure, which will transform Montreal’s urban landscape

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Cascumpec Bridge project gets green light

July 8, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Federal-provincial investments in infrastructure will improve public safety and encourage economic development in Western Prince Edward Island. The Honourable Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island, and Robert J. Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia reach funding agreement to replace North Fork Bridge

June 27, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadians, tourists and shipping companies benefit from safe, well-maintained highways and roads. From visiting friends and relatives to getting goods to market, we rely on our highways to support a vibrant and sustainable economy and quality of life, but also

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St. Lawrence Erectors lands two contracts for major infrastructure projects in Montreal

May 2, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

SAINT-GEORGES, QC— St. Lawrence Erectors Inc., a Canam Group Inc. subsidiary, announced that it has signed agreements totalling $35M for the rehabilitation of the Jacques Cartier Bridge and the installation of the Lachine Canal Bridge as part of the Turcot reconstruction

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Ontario helping York Region expand cycling and improve safety

April 4, 2016 On-Site

Ontario is providing $1.3 million to York Region over the next two years to help build new, or improve existing, cycling infrastructure through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program.Markham will receive $325,000 to upgrade two kilometres of cycling and walking

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Cheaper to ‘taxi’ squirrels than build a bridge

March 31, 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineer

The case of a “squirrel bridge” built four years ago near The Hague in the Netherlands has been causing lots of amusement in international media. The bridge was custom designed to help squirrels get from one forested area to another

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$3.5B Massey Tunnel replacement project gets support

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

There is strong public support to replace the Massey Tunnel with a $3.5 billion, 10-lane bridge,  according a recently released report on the public consultation process done by the Government of British Columbia. The report confirms residents are in favour of capacity improvements

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Construction leaders applaud federal budget initiatives

March 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New infrastructure commitments provide critical funding

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Construction-related federal budget highlights

March 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Here is a brief summary of some of the construction-sector related items in the 2016 federal budget. This is compilation from a number of different industry and online sources: $60 billion plus in new federal infrastructure investments in two phases,

$30 million in government funding has been committed to build the Freedom Road that will connect the Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation with the Manitoba Trans-Canada highway
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‘Freedom Road’ construction costs rise $16.5M

March 23, 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineer

The city of Winnipeg is due to decide this week whether to increase funding for the so-called “Freedom Road” to the First Nations Community of Shoal Lake 40. The Shoal Lake community was isolated long ago by the construction of