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Champlain Bridge deconstruction | R&D project – Assessment of Corrosion and Evaluation of the Degree and Distribution of Corrosion on the Response of Girders

This month’s featured project by McGill University is progressing very well.  This research project will provide information ...
18 October 2021   ·


Compensation project in Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola: positive, permanent impacts for wildlife

The construction of three temporary jetties in the St. Lawrence to deconstruct the Champlain Bridge has of course interfered with the natural fish habitat in the river. This is why JCCBI is implementing a compensation project in collaboration with Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to develop a piece of agricultural land along the St. Lawrence Ri ...
13 October 2021   ·


Original Champlain Bridge | JCCBI wins circular initiative award for the Material Reuse Competition

The Prix initiatives circulaires was held on October 7, 2021. Our teams were very proud to learn that the Canada-wide Champlain Bridge Material Reuse Competition won the award in the public organization category of the Prix initiatives circulaires, an event organized by Québec Circulaire and RECYQ-QUÉBEC. The deconstruction of the Champlain Bridg ...
7 October 2021   ·


New deconstruction method for the bridge piers and footings

A new phase of the bridge deconstruction that will begin in the coming weeks will require a new deconstruction method. The teams will begin work to remove the bridge piers (or its “legs”) and the footings that sit under water.    This operation will be carried out with specialized excavators on barges that will serve […] ...
6 October 2021   ·


The “River Giant” in action on the St. Lawrence River

The first span of the original Champlain Bridge over the river, was successfully taken down in early July. About ten spans have been removed so far. This mega catamaran barge that was custom-built by a multitude of Quebec, American and European engineering firms has three main functions: With an accuracy of within 2 mm, it lifts […] ...
28 September 2021   ·


PRESS RELEASE | Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose path and sidewalk: extended hours this winter

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) is pleased to announce that active mobility enthusiasts will have longer hours to use the Jacques Cartier Bridge’s multipurpose path and sidewalk this winter. Weather permitting, people will be able to use the path and sidewalk 7 days a week, between 5:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., which [& ...
22 September 2021   ·


JCCBI honoured at AFG Quebec’s 2021 consulting engineering grand awards

The 19th edition of the Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois 2021 were held on Tuesday, September 21. We are very proud to announce that our teams, together with CIMA+, which worked on modernizing the systems of the Melocheville Tunnel, won the award in the Telecommunications and New Technologies category at this event. For this project, [&hel ...
22 September 2021   ·


Jacques Cartier Bridge | “Half-masting” for the illumination

On August 2, 2021, JCCBI modified the procedure for “half-masting” the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Being a federal Crown corporation, JCCBI ensures that the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge follows the notices of half-masting of the Canadian flag, issued by Canadian Heritage, normally for a period of 24 hours. ...
2 August 2021   ·


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   ·