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A spectacular operation: The “River Giant” to dismantle 30 spans from over the river

At the end of June, the “River Giant” began dismantling the 30 spans of the original Champlain Bridge in the seaway sector using a unique platform system mounted on six lifting towers installed on a “mega barge.” Photo: The “River Giant” that dismantles the spans When extended to their maximum height, these towers lift the […] ...
29 July 2021   ·


Resident quality of life: A JCCBI priority

Since JCCBI cares about maintaining the quality of resident life during the deconstruction work, it has set up a number of preventive measures at the work site: marked transportation routes restricted travel hours expected trucking volume: about 20 trucks/day dust control (foggers, road maintenance, etc.) fixed stations that measure air-quality in real time stations that measure sound […] ...
14 July 2021   ·


Peregrine falcons | The 4 baby falcons never stop growing at the Honoré Mercier Bridge!

Our 4 baby falcons never stop growing at the Honoré Mercier Bridge! June 16, 2021 A new step is reached, the four baby falcons lose their duvet and discover their new plumage.  The four baby falcons are ready for their 1st flight June 2, 2021 This week, on the Honoré Mercier Bridge, Services Environnementaux Faucon […] ...
16 June 2021   ·


Deconstruction starts above the St. Lawrence River

In the coming weeks, a number of pieces of marine equipment will begin their voyage on the St. Lawrence River to perform various tasks to deconstruct the original Champlain Bridge. Photo: lowering of a modular steel truss The Nouvel Horizon Saint-Laurent (NHSL) Corporation must remove over 50 modular steel trusses weighing 56,000 kg each using ...
8 June 2021   ·


Deconstruction of the original Champlain Bridge: Phase 2 of the Material Reuse Competition

Today, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) launched the second phase of its Canada-wide competition for the reuse of materials from the original Champlain Bridge. This competition is a unique opportunity for over 400 steel components from the Champlain Bridge to be reused for architectural, artistic, commemorative or crea ...
1 June 2021   ·


Illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge: End of rainbow lighting starting May 28

In recognition of the first major step in the lifting of the lockdown measures throughout Quebec, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated is ending the rainbow lighting sequence included in the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. The bridge will therefore return to its seasonal colours and full intelligent programming startin ...
27 May 2021   ·


Deconstruction of the Original Champlain Bridge | Learning from the past to better build the future

Research and Development: ÉTS studying the original Champlain Bridge’s fretted elastomeric bearings   You can find more details about this research project. 14 bearings being studied by ÉTS  In January, Dr. Lotfi Guizani, PhD, Eng., from the Department of Construction Engineering at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), re ...
18 May 2021   ·


GOOD NEIGHBOURLY RELATIONS COMMITTEE | Virtual meeting | Work on and under the Jacques Cartier Bridge

Dear Neighbours, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to invite you to the next meeting of the Good Neighbour Committee, which will be held on Wednesday, May 26, starting at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will b ...
13 May 2021   ·


Original Champlain Bridge Deconstruction | A mission for each barge

No fewer than 12 barges are required to perform different tasks and functions to deconstruct the original Champlain Bridge.   Like pieces in a puzzle, different caissons are nested into each other to create the required shape for each barge depending on the type of work it has to do.    Examples of barges  The winch barge will play a cruc ...
11 May 2021   ·


Original Champlain Bridge Deconstruction | Work planned for this spring

In the Île des Sœurs sector, the Nouvel Horizon Saint-Laurent (NHSL) Corporation began deconstructing the last span over the jetty in April and is continuing to deconstruct the piers and pier caps. The team is also starting up the marine equipment at the seaway dike and has begun preparatory work to deconstruct the bridge over the river with ...
5 May 2021   ·