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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   ·


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   ·


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   ·


The deconstruction in 50 seconds | Time-lapse video

JCCBI has produced a time-lapse video showing all the work done during the first six months of the Champlain Bridge deconstruction. The Nouvel Horizon Saint-Laurent (NHSL) Corporation is continuing its deconstruction work on the Île des Sœurs jetty and has sped up its preparatory work for deconstruction from the river. The first step will be us ...
30 March 2021   ·


OIQ presentation | Deconstructing the Champlain Bridge in the era of sustainable development

Today, two senior engineers from The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), Guillaume Saulnier and Hamza Azekraoui, along with Audrey Atwood, a specialist in sustainable and stakeholder development at JCCBI, gave a talk on  deconstructing the original Champlain Bridge in the era of sustainable development to over 180 people ...
23 March 2021   ·


Champlain Deconstruction | Work updates

Île des Sœurs While continuing to deconstruct the spans from the Île des Sœurs jetty, Nouvel Horizon Saint-Laurent (NHSL) has maintained an excellent environmental record and has had no complaints from residents about the work. As of February 15, NHSL has deconstructed four of the seven spans and is getting ready to deconstruct the fifth span […] ...
10 March 2021   ·