The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited awards contract for the demolition of the decommisionned North Channel Bridge in Cornwall

CORNWALL, ON, June 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) announced today that Contract #3 of the North Channel Bridge Replacement Project involving the demolition of the decommissioned high level North Channel Bridge (NCB) has been awarded on May 26 to American Bridge Canada (AB) the lowest bidder of four bids at $14,981,540.

AB is a well-known construction company whose projects include some of the world's largest bridges, marine installations, and other complex structures. AB was also the key player in the construction of Contract 1 (In Water Works) for the NCB Replacement Project which was successfully completed on schedule in 2011.

At this time, AB has proposed to begin the demolition of the decommissioned bridge in mid-July 2014 with a completion date around June 30, 2016.

The demolition of the decommissioned high level bridge will generally consist in removing the bridge deck, the steel superstructure, the concrete piers and abutments, except for Piers 3S (on Canal Lands)  and Piers 4S, 5S and 6S (in-water piers).

This demolition will allow for future construction of approach roadways from the city of Cornwall, the Canal Lands and Cornwall Island.

FBCL strongly believes that the opening of the new low level North Channel Bridge last January combined with the demolition of the decommissioned high level bridge will improve traffic flow for all and contribute in an increase in commercial traffic onto the new North Channel Bridge and the Seaway International Bridge as a whole.

SOURCE The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited

For further information:

André Girard
Vice-President, Communications
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Cornwall: (613) 932-3629             Ottawa: 613 998-8427
andre.girard@federalbridge.ca

www.cornwallbridge.ca