Annual Archives: 2018

December 6, 2018

“Connecting the Shorelines” Webseries: View the Fourth Video Clip

“Connecting the Shorelines” Webseries: View the Fourth Video Clip

The fourth and last video clip from our webseries – “Connecting the Shorelines” – is now available. This webseries focuses on the fabrication of the new Champlain Bridge components. Discover the major logistical challenge of delivering the box girders for the new Champlain Bridge project. VIEW THE VIDEO CLIP  

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November 29, 2018

Five CISC Awards of Excellence for Canam Group

Five CISC Awards of Excellence for Canam Group

At the 20th Gala of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) Awards of Excellence for the Quebec Region held on November 8 in Montreal, Canam-Buildings and Canam-Bridges received five awards for three winning projects. Buildings Category: Institutional projects The Pierrefonds Library project includes an expansion and complete renovation of the existing building. This green building has clear walls with different sections designed to foster meetings while the stairs suspended on the central atria invite…

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October 11, 2018

Canam-Bridges will Fabricate Four-season Lighted Navigation Buoys for the Canadian Coast Guard

Canam-Bridges will Fabricate Four-season Lighted Navigation Buoys for the Canadian Coast Guard

On October 5, the Government of Canada announced the award of a contract to Canam-Bridges to manufacture 184 four-season lighted navigation buoys to be deployed in the St. Lawrence River shipping channel, between Québec and Montréal. The contract includes options to acquire up to 204 additional buoys. These new modernized buoys are part of the Coast Guard’s network of over 17,000 aids to navigation located across the country, such as lighthouses and beacons, helping to maintain…

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May 29, 2018

An Award from the ABCD for Canam-Bridges

An Award from the ABCD for Canam-Bridges

The Portageville Railway Bridge, a project on which Canam-Bridges collaborated, received the 2017-2018 Outstanding Long Span Bridge Award from the Association for Bridge Construction and Design – Susquehanna Chapter (ABCD). Source: bridgesandtunnels.com Built in 1875 and spanning over the Genesee River in Portageville, New York, this old bridge no longer met the standards, making the rail traffic unsafe. The first piece fabricated by Canam weighed 93,500 pounds, measured 53 feet, 6 inches (16 metres) in length and, with the…

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May 15, 2018

“Connecting the Shorelines” : 3rd Webseries’ Episode Available

“Connecting the Shorelines” : 3rd Webseries’ Episode Available

In this new Champlain Bridge video on the Canam-Bridges blog, you will be shown the manufacturing process and quality insurance steps regarding welds as well as the paint application process on the box girders.  

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March 12, 2018

SSPC award for Canam-Bridges

SSPC award for Canam-Bridges

The John Greenleaf Whittier Memorial Bridge, a project in collaboration with Canam-Bridges, received the Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC) Eric S. Kline Award on January 15 during a lunch at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. This prize is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in industrial coatings performed in a fixed shop facility. The project can be either repair work or new construction. In 2016, the old

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March 7, 2018

Second Pulaski Skyway Bridge rehabilitation mandate for Canam-Bridges

Second Pulaski Skyway Bridge rehabilitation mandate for Canam-Bridges

Canam-Bridges was granted the contract for a major upgrade to the Pulaski Skyway Bridge, a four-lane highway bridge running through Jersey City, Kearny and Newark, (NJ), owned by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. For this arch bridge, Canam will manufacture 61 through plate girders and 255 stringers totaling 1,370 tons of steel. These components will be used to replace an existing section of the highway and a new suspended span. Manufacturing will begin in February 2018…

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January 22, 2018

Project Follow-up: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge

Project Follow-up: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge

The replacement of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge over I-90 in Boston, Massachusetts continues. For its part, Canam completed 95% of the fabrication of 1,950 tons of steel components for this project at its plant in Claremont, New Hampshire. The components are also painted and metallized in this same plant. The construction of this 450-foot. (137-metre) long overpass is done in design-build mode. Deliveries started in spring 2017 and will be completed in the…

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January 16, 2018

A Bridge Structure Shaped as Airplane Wings

A Bridge Structure Shaped as Airplane Wings

The Turcot Interchange Reconstruction Project in Montreal, Quebec involves replacing several run-down structures. New structures include the Saint-Jacques Street overpass that crosses the Décarie Expressway (Autoroute 15), for which 2,100 tons of steel components are currently being fabricated at Canam’s plant in Quebec City, Quebec. The shape of the bridge’s structure recalls airplane wings due to the wings on either side of the central girders. The 394-foot (120-metre) long cable-stayed bridge with a steel…

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