Category Archives: Projects

November 14, 2016

Informative Capsules on the Construction of the New Champlain Bridge

Informative Capsules on the Construction of the New Champlain Bridge

Learn more about the erection of the main pylon One of the largest infrastructure projects in North America, the New Champlain Bridge Corridor, will be the subject of a Web Series documentary in the form of educational web videos. The Web Series entitled “Inside the Giant”, of which the first capsule showcases the construction of the main pylon, is a presentation of Signature on the St. Lawrence, the consortium managing the project. Let us remind you…

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November 9, 2016

St. Lawrence Erectors Lands a Contract in Nova Scotia

St. Lawrence Erectors Lands a Contract in Nova Scotia

St. Lawrence Erectors is taking part in the replacement of Gardiners Bridge in Nova Scotia. It is a two-span 120-foot (37-meters) long truss bridge. Since the bridge has a rather short span, the launched-girder erection technique without launching nose is used. Let us not forget that Canam-Bridges has already designed, fabricated and delivered 85 tons of steel components, and has provided Goodco Z-Tech bearings and expansion joints for this project. Gardiners…

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November 8, 2016

Outing and Jobsite Visit for Canam Employees

Outing and Jobsite Visit for Canam Employees

In October, more than sixty employees from the Claremont, New Hampshire plant visited the construction site of the replacement of the John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge in Amesbury, Massachusetts. During their visit, employees saw both the completed bridge for the northbound lanes of Interstate-95 and the construction of the bridge for the southbound lanes. In addition to walking the site, employees had the chance to interact with erectors and the Department of Transportation Engineer responsible for…

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October 25, 2016

A Bicycle Path Project for Canam-Bridges

A Bicycle Path Project for Canam-Bridges

Canam-Bridges has been awarded a contract to supply Goodco Z-Tech products for a bicycle path project linking Longueuil and Boucherville, QC along the St. Lawrence River. This agreement affects the section between the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Tunnel-Bridge and the Boucherville Rowing Club. The three raised parts of the path will require 867 tons of structural steel (W-shape rolled form) and 961 feet (293 meters) of expansion joints with compression seals. The…

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October 11, 2016

Another Swing Bridge for Canam-Bridges

Another Swing Bridge for Canam-Bridges

Canam Group’s Quebec City plant will soon start working on 69 tons of steel components for the replacement of the Kingston Mills swing bridge in Ontario. The 85-foot-long (26 meters) single-span bridge stretches over part of the Colonel By Lake and the sluice portion of the Saint Lawrence River. A tight schedule will enable its reopening in May, 2017, in time for the sluice to be used during the summer. Canam-Bridges will make the design of the…

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October 5, 2016

Goodco Z-Tech Products for the Regina Bypass

Goodco Z-Tech Products for the Regina Bypass

Canam-Bridges will provide different types of Goodco Z-Tech structural bearings and expansion joints for all the bridges and viaducts in the Regina Bypass project in Saskatchewan. Indeed, the business will provide 55 pot bearings, 50 laminated bearings, 787 feet (240 meters) of type 1 strip seal deck joints with multi-cell strip seal, 182 feet (55.5 meters) of cover plated V-seal joints and 256 feet (78 meters) of finger plate deck joints. With 12 interchanges, 40 kilometres of…

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August 30, 2016

A New York State Railroad Viaduct for Canam-Bridges

A New York State Railroad Viaduct for Canam-Bridges

Canam-Bridges will provide steel components for the replacement of the railroad viaduct spanning over Nott Street in Schenectady, New York. This viaduct originally built in 1905 has only one span and will require 265 tons of steel components including two through plate girders—the largest one being 122 feet (37.2 meters) long—and four Goodco Z-Tech structural bearings in addition to various other components. Canam-Bridges’ client is Canadian Pacific (CP), a…

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August 22, 2016

Fore River Bridge Lift Span Erection

Fore River Bridge Lift Span Erection

The Fore River Bridge lift span in Massachusetts is longer than a football field and weighs almost three million pounds. The huge piece, fabricated at the Canam Group plant located in Point of Rocks, Maryland, was floated on a barge early in the morning of August 15, 2016. The span, made of nearly 150 tons of steel, is 324 feet (99 meters) long, 78.5 feet (24 meters) wide and varies in height from 33.5 feet…

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August 17, 2016

New NY Bridge: The Four Towers on the Northern Span are Getting Close to Their Full 419-Foot Height

New NY Bridge: The Four Towers on the Northern Span are Getting Close to Their Full 419-Foot Height

Read the article ”Rising to the Top” published on the project website to learn more about the New NY Bridge towers construction which started in August 2015. See the project sheet Photo: New York State Thruway Authority

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June 14, 2016

Île-des-Sœurs Bridge: First Girders Delivered!

Île-des-Sœurs Bridge: First Girders Delivered!

Canam-Bridges delivered its first girders for the Île-des-Sœurs Bridge in the scope of the new Champlain Bridge project in Montreal, Quebec. A total of 160 girders will be fabricated at the Canam Group plant located in Quebec City, QC and delivered for the Île-des-Sœurs Bridge. Erection will start at the beginning of August 2016. Photo: INFC                               Photo: INFC

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