In an article for Canadian Manufacturing, Ross Marowits talks about the contract for the Champlain bridge in Montreal, QC being awarded to CSSBI member Canam. Click to read the full article.
The new 3.4-km bridge spanning the St. Lawrence River is scheduled to open in 2018.
Canam CEO Marc Dutil has estimated that up to 45,000 tonnes of steel would be needed to complete the structure.
The bridge estimated to cost between $3 billion and $5 billion would have six lanes for cars, two lanes able to accommodate a light rail transit system and a pathway for pedestrians and cyclists.
Canam is North America’s largest fabricator of steel components and has worked on several large bridge and stadium projects in Canada and the United States. It operates 22 plants throughout North America, four of which specialize in the fabrication of bridge components.