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Let’s all wish Yve Sigouin, JCCBI’s Director, Procurement, a wonderful retirement.

The person we’re profiling this month is someone you will rarely—if ever—find these days. Yve Sigouin, JCCBI’s Director, Procurement, will celebrate his retirement on March 31 after 36 years and 10 months of excellent and loyal service to the Corporation. Yve can boast of something that few others can, as his long career includes working [& ...
31 March 2017   ·


John Young

An influential member of the Harbour Commissioner’s of Montreal (the predecessor of the Montreal Port Authority), John Young was one of the first people to lobby for a bridge that connected the Island of Montreal to the South Shore. To encourage economic trade, this businessman called for the construction of what would be called the […] ...
30 March 2017   ·


Hector Barsalou

When technological progress started knocking on the doors of cities at the start of the 1920s, over 6,000 cars could be found on the streets of Montreal. The demand for easy access back and forth to the South Shore gave rise to the project for the Jacques Cartier Bridge, which involved many engineers from North […] ...
23 March 2017   ·


Joseph Baermann Strauss

Joseph Baermann Strauss dreamed of having a career in the arts and playing for his university football team. He ended up becoming a prolific engineer known for revolutionizing the design of bascule bridges. Over his career, he helped build over 400 drawbridges across North America, and he is most known for the famous Golden Gate […] ...
17 March 2017   ·


Edge girder reinforcement program now complete

The year 2017 marks the end of the edge girder reinforcement program for the Champlain Bridge. Since 2014, $378 million has been invested to perform major repairs on the bridge and to maintain this key economic corridor. Overall, the bridge’s 100 edge girders are now reinforced with 94 modular trusses and 6 shoring systems developed […] ...
10 March 2017   ·


Dominion Bridge Company

Founded in the middle of the 19th century, the Dominion Bridge Company built all of Canadian Pacific’s rail bridges between Montreal and Vancouver. Over the years, this major company honed its steel expertise by working on many major structures, such as the Quebec Bridge, the Champlain Bridge, the structure of the Château Frontenac, the Mount […] ...
9 March 2017   ·


Dominion Bridge Company

Founded in the middle of the 19th century, the Dominion Bridge Company built all of Canadian Pacific’s rail bridges between Montreal and Vancouver. Over the years, this major company honed its steel expertise by working on many major structures, such as the Quebec Bridge, the Champlain Bridge, the structure of the Château Frontenac, the Mount […] ...
9 March 2017   ·


Philip Louis Pratley

Known as the “father” of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, engineer Philip Louis Pratley spent from 1925 to 1930 designing the plans for this structure that is now regarded as a symbol of Montreal. Pratley earned an enviable reputation in engineering thanks to his innovative mathematical approach to structural design and analysis. Did you know that […] ...
2 March 2017   ·