The deconstruction of the Champlain Bridge gives JCCBI a unique opportunity to implement and applied Research and Development program. The lessons learned from this research will let us develop innovative techniques and improve the longevity of the infrastructure under our responsibility.
Following the deconstruction of the abutment and the two spans on the Île des Soeurs, different components such as concrete panels, bearings and girders have been given to the groups participating in the Research and Development program.
Other parts of the original Champlain Bridge will be removed depending on the progress of the work and the overall project schedule.
In relation to the original Champlain Bridge deconstruction project, JCCBI has selected 10 research projects which will significantly advance our knowledge about infrastructure performance and sustainability. This research program will be carried out with different Canadian research entities.