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News » Canada » Final marine foundation placed for new Champlain Bridge » published 14 Jul 2017

Final marine foundation placed for new Champlain Bridge

The last marine foundation is now in place for the new Champlain Bridge in Montreal.

The milestone comes a year after the first was placed bottom of the Saint Lawrence.

With this stage completed, construction of the new Champlain Bridge moves into a new phase above water, as we install segments, pier caps and, ultimately, box girders.

Sylvain Tremblay, area manager at the precast yard, said: “I will always remember December 2015. Despite the gloomy and snowy weather, we poured the concrete for the first marine foundation that was going into the Saint Lawrence. Today, having prefabricated everything right here on site… It’s monumental.”

Alexandre Clouthier, area manager of the west approach, admits that overcoming the challenges that come with such massive operations is a source of pride: “I took the relay from Sylvain, since we installed the foundations his team built. Thanks to their great work, we were working in ideal conditions to reach our goal. At the start, the marine excavations were gruelling, but we solved each problem one at a time. We then got into a rhythm and installed the 38 foundations at a steady pace.”

 

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This article was published on 14 Jul 2017 (last updated on 14 Jul 2017).

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