Saint-Georges, QC — Canam-Bridges, a division of Canam Group Inc. announced that it has signed a $225 million contract with Signature on the St. Laurence Construction G.P. to supply the steel superstructure for the approaches of the new Champlain Bridge. The contract also includes the fabrication of steel components for the new Île-des-Sœurs Bridge but excludes the cable-stayed section of the new Champlain Bridge. In monetary terms, this is the largest contract ever obtained by Canam Group.
This announcement follows the signature of a commitment letter last May. Fabrication will begin in autumn 2015 and deliveries will continue until spring 2018. Fabrication will be carried out primarily at Canam Group's Quebec City and Laval plants in Quebec and the Claremont plant in New Hampshire.
The new bridge will span the St. Lawrence River from Île-des-Sœurs to Brossard, immediately downstream from the existing Champlain Bridge. It features a three-corridor design, including two three-lane corridors for vehicular traffic and a two-lane public transport corridor capable of accommodating a light rail transit system. The new bridge will also include a multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists.