Annual Archives: 2016

December 22, 2016

Unique Challenges for Jacques Cartier Bridge Major Reinforcement Work

Unique Challenges for Jacques Cartier Bridge Major Reinforcement Work

Started in May 2016, the major structural steelwork to reinforce the Jacques Cartier Bridge will continue until 2019. The work aims to extend the operating life of this Montreal icon. St. Lawrence Erectors, a subsidiary of Canam Group, will carry out work for The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) until the summer of 2017. Inaugurated on May 24, 1930, this historic structure was built to standards that permitted…

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December 16, 2016

Turcot Interchange: Lifting of the First Girder of the New Bridge Above the Lachine Canal

Turcot Interchange: Lifting of the First Girder of the New Bridge Above the Lachine Canal

St. Lawrence Erectors proceeded to the lifting of the first girder of the new Highway 15 bridge over the Lachine Canal. This structure will be erected as part of the roadwork completed by KPH Turcot, which is responsible for the design and construction of the main infrastructures of the Turcot interchange in Montreal, QC. The mandate given to St. Lawrence Erectors includes the installation of the structural steel and the precast concrete slabs for…

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December 8, 2016

Dorval Interchange: Fabrication and Installation Challenges

Dorval Interchange: Fabrication and Installation Challenges

Canam Group has begun fabricating steel components for the Dorval interchange reconstruction project in Quebec at its Quebec City and Shawinigan plants. Canam-Bridges will supply 14 box girders, the heaviest weighing in at 84 tons, and 16 standard girders. These components will be used in building two parallel flyover bridges that will pass over six railway lines. In terms of coatings, the exterior of the box girders will be metalized and…

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November 24, 2016

New Champlain Bridge: Canam Delivers its First Box Girders

New Champlain Bridge: Canam Delivers its First Box Girders

After several months of work, the Canam-Bridges team is very proud to have delivered its first two steel box girders to be used to construct the approaches of the new Champlain Bridge. The first of the two pieces measured 80 feet 4 inches (24.5 metres) and weighed 64.51 metric tons with a height of 11 feet 8 inches (3.6 metres). The second was the same in length, had a weight of 63.7 metric tons…

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November 17, 2016

Canam Group Wins Five CISC Awards of Excellence!

Canam Group Wins Five CISC Awards of Excellence!

Canam-Buildings and Canam-Bridges excelled at the 18th CISC Awards of Excellence Gala for the Quebec region, held on November 4th in Montreal. Canam is proud to have participated in the projects that received awards in the following categories: Category: Green buildings Soprema Plant, Drummondville, Quebec. This plant, which produces polyisocyanurate insulating panels, used mainly in roofs for institutional and industrial buildings, is the first of its kind in North America. Canam…

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November 16, 2016

Canam Group to Supply Steel Tube Transmission Towers for Hydro-Québec

Canam Group to Supply Steel Tube Transmission Towers for Hydro-Québec

Canam Group will take part in the construction of a 400-kilometre long, 735-kV electrical line for Hydro-Québec between the Chamouchouane substation in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and the Bout-de-l’Île in Montreal, Quebec. The company will supply four tubular transmission power line pylons with three towers and their anchor cages, totalling 635 tons of metalized and painted steel components. Each pylon weights between 100 and 200 tons and the masts are 98 to 151…

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November 14, 2016

Informative Capsules on the Construction of the New Champlain Bridge

Informative Capsules on the Construction of the New Champlain Bridge

Learn more about the erection of the main pylon One of the largest infrastructure projects in North America, the New Champlain Bridge Corridor, will be the subject of a Web Series documentary in the form of educational web videos. The Web Series entitled “Inside the Giant”, of which the first capsule showcases the construction of the main pylon, is a presentation of Signature on the St. Lawrence, the consortium managing the project. Let us remind you…

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November 9, 2016

St. Lawrence Erectors Lands a Contract in Nova Scotia

St. Lawrence Erectors Lands a Contract in Nova Scotia

St. Lawrence Erectors is taking part in the replacement of Gardiners Bridge in Nova Scotia. It is a two-span 120-foot (37-meters) long truss bridge. Since the bridge has a rather short span, the launched-girder erection technique without launching nose is used. Let us not forget that Canam-Bridges has already designed, fabricated and delivered 85 tons of steel components, and has provided Goodco Z-Tech bearings and expansion joints for this project. Gardiners…

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November 8, 2016

Outing and Jobsite Visit for Canam Employees

Outing and Jobsite Visit for Canam Employees

In October, more than sixty employees from the Claremont, New Hampshire plant visited the construction site of the replacement of the John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge in Amesbury, Massachusetts. During their visit, employees saw both the completed bridge for the northbound lanes of Interstate-95 and the construction of the bridge for the southbound lanes. In addition to walking the site, employees had the chance to interact with erectors and the Department of Transportation Engineer responsible for…

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October 25, 2016

A Bicycle Path Project for Canam-Bridges

A Bicycle Path Project for Canam-Bridges

Canam-Bridges has been awarded a contract to supply Goodco Z-Tech products for a bicycle path project linking Longueuil and Boucherville, QC along the St. Lawrence River. This agreement affects the section between the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Tunnel-Bridge and the Boucherville Rowing Club. The three raised parts of the path will require 867 tons of structural steel (W-shape rolled form) and 961 feet (293 meters) of expansion joints with compression seals. The…

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