Credit: PJCCI

Historical Background


Canam-Bridges is awarded a contract to supply different types of Goodco Z-Tech structural bearings and expansion joints for all the bridges and viaducts in the Regina Bypass project in Saskatchewan.



Goodco Z-Tech is awarded a contract to supply structural bearings, seismic isolators and expansion joints for the reconstruction of two overpasses on Highway 40 that both span Highway 73 in Quebec City, Quebec.

Canam-Bridges signs a $225M contract with Signature on the St. Laurence Construction G.P. to supply the steel superstructure for the approaches of the new Champlain Bridge.



Structal-Bridges becomes Canam-Bridges.

Structal-Bridges obtains two contracts totaling over $90M for the fabrication of the steel structures that will replace two major bridges in New York: the New NY Bridge Project to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River and the Goethals Bridge that spans the Arthur Kill.

Goodco Z-Tech lands a contract to design and fabricate over 1,900 structural bearings and more than 300 meters (984 ft) of expansion joints for 32 bridges that are being built in the scope of the Highway 407 Extension Project on the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario.



Structal-Bridges secures two contracts, one for the replacement of a lift bridge in Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the John Greenleaf Whittier Memorial Bridge of Massachusetts.

Structal-Bridges Lands Five Major Contracts in Canada and the United States totaling close to $33M.

Goodco Z-Tech closed an agreement for the fabrication of expansion joints for the construction of 46 bridge structures that are being built in the scope of the Northeast Anthony Henday Drive project, a ring road in Alberta. Goodco Z-Tech was also mandated to fabricate several hundred structural bearings for this same project, making it the largest contract in its history.



Structal-Bridges concludes an agreement for the replacement of the Memorial Bridge, a lift bridge on U.S. 1 between Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Structal-Bridges obtains a contract of 14 highway bridges in Edmonton, Alberta. It is also the biggest contract ever for Goodco Z-Tech.

Structal-Bridges concludes agreements for the fabrication of the Memorial Drive Suamico Bridge located in Howard, Wisconsin, and the Fore River Bridge, in Massachusetts.



Canam Group celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Structal-Bridges lands a contract for the replacement and widening of the Moses Wheeler Bridge over the Housatonic River in Milford, Connecticut.

Structal-Bridges delivers the longest girders in its history for the Famine River Bridge that forms part of the Highway 73 expansion project in St. Georges, Quebec.



Goodco Z-Tech manufactured and delivered its largest modular expansion joints for the A. Murray Mackay Bridge in Halifax, NS.

Goodco Z-Tech also obtained its largest contract ever: fabrication of more than 500 structural bearings and some 2,706.70 ft. (825 m) of expansion joints. These products will be installed on 25 bridges being constructed for the completion of Highway 30 in the Montreal region.



Structal-Bridges is awarded a contract for the construction of two structures that will form part of a bridge over the St. Lawrence Seaway at the Beauharnois Canal in Quebec.

Goodco Z-Tech secures its largest contract to date for the Ministère des Transports du Québec: the rebuilding of the Arthur-Branchaud Bridge that links the cities of Beloeil and Mont-Saint-Hilaire in Quebec.



Canam Group acquires Eastern Bridge, located in Claremont, New Hampshire, a company specialized in the manufacture of steel structures for highway and railway bridges. Structal-Bridges assumes the management of this manufacturing operation in Claremont, NH. This acquisition allows the company to increase its presence in the U.S. bridge market and take part in projects that, because of Buy American legislation, are only accessible to producers with a manufacturing presence in the U.S.

Structal-Bridges obtains a contract for a six-lane steel bridge over the Rivière des Prairies and three overpasses in the scope of the Highway 25 completion project in Montreal, Quebec.

In February 2007, the Goodco Z-Tech team moved to the Canam Group plant located in Laval.



In November 2006, Canam Group acquires Goodco and Z-Tech, manufacturers of structural bearings and expansion joints for bridge and highway infrastructure. By assuming the management of these two manufacturing operations, Structal-Bridges broadens its range of products and consolidates its position as Canada’s leading manufacturer in this sector. Z-Tech was founded in 1979 and Goodco in 1945.



In February, Structal-Bridges secures a contract for the fabrication and erection of structural steel components for two bridges over Jewetts Creek in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The contract is estimated at nearly $4.5 M.



Structal-Bridges secures the biggest contract in its history for the fabrication and erection of steel girders to be used in the construction of two 1,200-foot bridges over the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, Alberta. The contract is worth $11,500,000.



The Canam Manac Group acquires all shares in Structal Inc.



The Canam Manac Group acquires a 45-percent interest in Structal Inc., which operates a 130,000-square-foot plant and employs 50 people.



Structal Inc. is founded.

To top