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This month’s profile: José-Luis Mosquera, Engineer

Civil engineer Graduated from José Maria Vargas University (Caracas-Venezuela) in 2000 His journey: He worked as an engineer in Venezuela for 8 years before coming to Canada in 2008. He then worked as an engineer at Inspec-Sol, AMT and Stantec before joining JCCBI in 2017. His role at JCCBI: Project Manager, Construction for the steel […] ...
10 September 2018   ·


The Champlain Bridge: Reinforced, monitored, stable and safe

With nearly 60 million vehicles crossing it every year, the Champlain Bridge is Montreal’s main gateway and plays a leading role in Canada’s economy. This structure has garnered a lot of interest in particular since the “super beam” was installed in November 2013. Over the past five years, the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incor ...
10 September 2018   ·


Can you build a bridge out of cardboard?

Want an incredible construction experience? Then help build the Jacques Cartier Bridge—out of cardboard! On Saturday, September 15, Montreal will welcome engineering artist Olivier Grossetête, who has created monumental structures out of cardboard in about ten cities around the world. Olivier has devised the largest cardboard structure ever built in Quebec, as the Jacques Cartier […] ...
6 September 2018   ·


Radio-Canada stops by to learn about the peregrine falcons on our structures

This year, 8 baby falcons were hatched on our structures: 4 on the Honoré Mercier Bridge and 4 more on the Champlain Bridge. On Thursday, journalists from Radio-Canada came to find out more about these birds and meet Jacky, a young peregrine falcon who has been trained to keep away pest birds at Pierre-Elliott Trudeau […] ...
11 July 2018   ·


Polytechnique students rewarded with a visit to the Jacques Cartier Bridge

Graduate students in structural engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal had the great pleasure of admiring the Jacques Cartier Bridge up close on June 27. They were accompanied on their tour by Soufyane Loubar and Emanuel Chênevert. The visit was their reward for giving the best presentations of an ongoing thesis project at the 3rd [&hell ...
5 July 2018   ·


L'ingénieur en circulation

Our Traffic Engineers

Construction sites are popping up all over Quebec, and Montreal is no exception. As a user of the road, you know how hard it can be to get around the province in the summer. Did you know that, without our Traffic Engineers, the situation would be much worse, if not impossible? Traffic Engineers make sure […] ...
4 July 2018   ·


News about our falcons

We recently let you know about two pairs of peregrine falcons that had taken up residence on our structures. These two couples have “gotten busy,” and baby falcons have now hatched! Specialists at Falcon Environmental Services, Inc. (FES) recently inspected our structures to confirm the number of nests and number of young on each one, […] ...
21 June 2018   ·


The anurans are back!

Anurans are frogs and toads that, like many animals, find shelter in reed areas to survive. Right next to the Champlain Bridge, Honoré Mercier Bridge, Jacques Cartier Bridge and Melocheville Tunnel, you can find tons of anurans hopping around: Green frogs Leopard frogs Grey treefrogs Spring peepers These amphibians are protected species that play an […] ...
24 May 2018   ·


The falcons have returned

Again this year, two pairs of peregrine falcons have found a home on the Honoré Mercier Bridge and Champlain Bridge. “We have confirmation that the pairs have nested on the bridges, but we don’t know how many babies they have yet,” said Stéphane Vaquette from the Engineering, Environment Directorate, at JCCBI. Falcon Environmental Services (FES) […] ...
22 May 2018   ·


A unique opportunity for the École secondaire Dalbé-Viau!

On April 25, students from the École secondaire Dalbé-Viau in Lachine got the chance to visit the contaminated water treatment system in the west sector of the Solution Bonaventure environmental project. These science students are in the Soif de savoir, Soif d’agir program launched by Environnement Jeunesse, a water recovery and preservation pr ...
27 April 2018   ·