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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   ·


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   ·


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   ·


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   ·