Category Archive : Box Girders

May 15, 2018

New Champlain Bridge: A Challenge for Fabrication and Quality Control Teams

New Champlain Bridge: A Challenge for Fabrication and Quality Control Teams

Canam-Bridges is proud to present the third video clip from its webseries entitled “Connecting the Shorelines” which will focus on the fabrication of the components of the new Champlain Bridge. In this third episode, you will see the fabrication management through the eyes of the production team. The urgency of the project, the tight schedule, the Lean approach and the flawless quality control are key to an optimal fabrication leading us to the pursuit…

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November 1, 2017

New Champlain Bridge: 601 Box Girders Fabricated with the Lean Method

New Champlain Bridge: 601 Box Girders Fabricated with the Lean Method

Canam-Bridges is proud to present the second video clip from its webseries entitled “Connecting the Shorelines” which will focus on the fabrication of the components of the new Champlain Bridge. Our experience in this project has enabled us to significantly improve efficiency, increase speed, and eliminate waste. In this second episode, you will learn how we embraced the Lean culture as well as the new procedures we implemented. Episode 2: Shop Issuing

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July 4, 2017

Discover the Engineering and Design Challenges for the Fabrication of the New Champlain Bridge Components

Discover the Engineering and Design Challenges for the Fabrication of the New Champlain Bridge Components

Canam-Bridges is proud to present the first video clip from a webseries entitled “Connecting the Shorelines” which will focus on the fabrication of the components of the new Champlain Bridge. The first episode presents the advantages and challenges of design-build construction in addition to the management of four teams totaling 50 drafters, in four locations. The webseries will include a total of four video clips as well as more in-depth interviews on the various themes. Videoclip:

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June 18, 2015

Case Study: The Burgoyne Bridge

Case Study: The Burgoyne Bridge

The Burgoyne Bridge is a new 1,090-ft (333-meter) structure that’s being built over Highway 406 and the Twelve Mile Creek River in St. Catharines, Ontario, which is located in the Niagara Region. The two-lane structure will replace the existing bridge that was built over 95 years ago. The new structure features two lines of 16 box girders, the longest of which measures 84 ft. (25.5 meters) and weighs 80 tons. The structure is composed of…

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June 4, 2014

New Launching Technique Using Counterweights

New Launching Technique Using Counterweights

In recent years, Canam-Bridges has elaborated an innovative bridge erection technique: a launched-girder erection system using counterweights. This method was put to use during the construction of the North Channel Bridge, which connects the City of Cornwall and Cornwall Island in Ontario, Canada and the State of New York in the U.S. Spanning the St. Lawrence Seaway, over 120,000 commercial vehicles and 2,300,000 passenger vehicles use this vital corridor every year. The Mandate The

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