Category Archives: Projects

November 1, 2017

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

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

The second video clip from our webseries entitled “Connecting the Shorelines” which focuses on the fabrication of the components of the new Champlain Bridge is now available on the Canam-Bridges blog. This episode addresses shop issuing and Lean culture.   VIEW THE VIDEO CLIP

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October 4, 2017

Goodco Z-Tech Products for the Construction of 43 Bridges in Alberta

Goodco Z-Tech Products for the Construction of 43 Bridges in Alberta

Canam-Bridges was recently awarded the contract to provide different types of Goodco Z-Tech structural bearings and expansion joints for the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) project. The Goodco Z-Tech products will be used in the construction of 43 bridges located on this portion of the project that was officially renamed the Tsuut’ina Trail in July. With 31 kilometres of new six- and eight-lane divided highway including 14…

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March 21, 2017

Quick Bridge Turnaround in Saskatchewan

Quick Bridge Turnaround in Saskatchewan

At the beginning of the year, Canam-Bridges won a contract to manufacture 570 tons of steel components for the construction of a new bridge for the North Commuter Parkway and Traffic Bridge Replacement Project in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Canam is currently manufacturing at its Quebec City plant in Quebec 12 steel girders that will become part of the North Commuter Parkway Bridge over the South Saskatchewan River in the spring of 2017. Since fabrication started only this…

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March 10, 2017

Lachine Canal Bridge Takes Shape

Lachine Canal Bridge Takes Shape

Nearly three months after putting the first girder in place, the Lachine Canal Bridge has begun to take shape. St. Lawrence Erectors, a subsidiary of Canam Group, has erected more than 22 girder sections to date for the construction of the northbound portion of the bridge. This work has been done for KPH Turcot, the consortium responsible for the design and construction of the main infrastructures of the Turcot interchange in Montreal. Over the next…

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February 23, 2017

First Piece of the Portageville Bridge Delivered

First Piece of the Portageville Bridge Delivered

The Canam Group bridge division recently delivered the first piece for the Portageville Railway Bridge, which crosses the Genesee River in New York. The piece is a bottom chord box section of an arch truss. The piece weighed 93,500 pounds, measured 53 feet, 6 inches (16 metres) in length and with the shop bolted gusset plates, the height of the piece reached 11 feet, 4 inches (3.5 metres). The box, that was welded and painted inside and outside, was shop fabricated…

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February 21, 2017

Canam Group Projects in the List of Canada’s Top 100 Biggest Infrastructure Projects in 2017

Canam Group Projects in the List of Canada’s Top 100 Biggest Infrastructure Projects in 2017

Since 2007, ReNew Canada magazine has been publishing its annual Top 100 biggest infrastructure projects in Canada.  This list represents a valuable source of information for the industry’s decision makers by providing a brief overview of the current construction projects in the country, including their value, source of financing, LEED status and other pertinent details. Once again this year, Canam Group distinguished itself with 15 of its projects. Among the projects listed, to name just a…

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February 15, 2017

Highway 407 East Extension – Phase 2

Highway 407 East Extension – Phase 2

As part of the second phase of the Highway 407 East Extension project in Ontario, Canam-Bridges has obtained a contract to supply and erect steel components used in the construction of two overpasses in Oshawa. Canam will fabricate 26 curved box girders for a total of 1,690 tons on this project. The components will be fabricated at the Canam Group Quebec City plant in Quebec starting in March, 2017 and the deliveries will begin in August.…

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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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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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