September 6, 2017
Canam-Bridges, a subsidiary of Canam Group, landed a contract to supply various Goodco Z-Tech products in the scope of the reconstruction of the Gouin Bridge in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The new bridge will be erected north of the actual bridge structure, which was built in 1915. Composed of a fixed span that will extend over the Richelieu River as well as a moveable span over the Chambly Canal, a federal waterway, the new bridge will be built according to prevailing standards that call for taller and wider structures. Once completed, the bridge will have an overall length of approximately 1,525 feet (465 meters) and feature two traffic lanes, two shoulders, two sidewalks, four illuminated pavilions and a two-way bicycle lane.
The fixed span requires the fabrication of 45 confined elastomeric pot bearings and 118 feet (36 meters) of modular expansion joints. For the moveable span, Goodco Z-Tech teams will fabricate four laminated bearings and 114 feet (35 meters) of single cell joints. Fabrication is slated to begin during the month of September at the Canam Group plant in Laval, Quebec, and deliveries will start in late October.