17 August 2017
Launched in spring 2016, the first phase of major work was recently completed to reinforce the metal structure of the Jacques Cartier Bridge on the Montreal side. During this phase, four braces and eight bottom chords were replaced and 150 gusset plates and 17 diagonals were reinforced. About 100,000 rivets were also replaced with bolts.
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated would like to thank residents near the bridge for their incredible patience and understanding during this first phase of major work.
This work is part of JCCBI’s major repair program to extend the service life of this iron giant. Two more major work phases are scheduled to take place over the next two years.
Phase two will begin this fall and will last for one year. During this second phase, work to reinforce the bottom steel chords, gusset plates, beams, jacking struts and steel towers will be done between Saint-Charles Street and Thierry Street in Longueuil and between Sainte-Catherine Street and the pier north of De Maisonneuve Boulevard East in Montreal.