The Champlain Bridge has reached the end of its service life and will be taking down using a sustainable development approach. This is an immense operation that will involve the deconstruction, transportation and reuse of:
250,000 tonnes of concrete;
25,000 tonnes of steel;
12,000 tonnes of asphalt.
The components will be carefully taken apart to minimize the impact on the environment and the public and to promote the reuse of the bridge’s materials.
Mitigation measures will be implemented to minimize the project’s overall greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
The Champlain Bridge deconstruction aims for Envision recognition.
The Envision program evaluates how well a project meets specific criteria of Quality of Life, Leadership, Resource Allocation, Natural World, and Climate and Resilience.