The Champlain Bridge deconstruction is the largest project in JCCBI’s history and is a unique project for Quebec. Its overall $400M envelope includes:
The deconstruction work is being carried out by the Nouvel Horizon Saint-Laurent (NHSL) consortium formed by Pomerleau Inc. and Delsan A.I.M Environmental Services Inc.
Removal of the 30th marine span between Île des Soeurs and the St. Lawrence Seaway dike.
End of the use of the catamaran barge,also called the “River Giant,” which helped our crews lift and deconstruct the spans in the marine sector while protecting the St. Lawrence River.
Transport of the span to the dismantling site in Brossard
Lowering of the suspended span over the St. Lawrence Seaway
Separation of the suspended span over the St. Lawrence Seaway
End of dismantling of the main span at Léon-Gravel Park in Brossard.
Preparatory work prior to the deconstruction of the cantilever of the east span (on the Brossard side).
Deadline for submitting projects for the Material Reuse Competition
Third virtual meeting with the residents of Île des Soeurs and Brossard
Second virtual meeting with the residents of Île des Soeurs and Brossard
Launch of the Material Reuse Competition
Work on Île des Sœurs and the jetty: complete deconstruction of piers, spans and abutment
Preparatory work to take down suspended span over the seaway
Construction of temporary jetty built along the seaway dike
Construction of the temporary jetty in Brossard (phase 2)
First virtual meeting with the residents of Brossard
First virtual meeting with the residents of Île des Soeurs
JCCBI announces overall timetable and work methods.
Design-build contract awarded to NHSL for the deconstruction work
NHSL chosen as the successful tenderer for the deconstruction work
Start of work on Île des Sœurs:
Construction of temporary jetties on Île des Soeurs and in Brossard (phase 1)
Start of the fish habitat compensation project in Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)
Guided tours of the Champlain Bridge in partnership with Héritage Montréal
Publication of the Targeted Environmental Analysis (TEA)
Commissioning of the new Samuel De Champlain Bridge, which opened partially toward Montreal on June 24, 2019 and then in both directions on July 1, 2019.
Decommissioning of the original Champlain Bridge
Start of public meetings