LONGUEUIL, QC, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to advise road users that following an inspection
carried out underneath the Champlain Bridge on Tuesday, November 12,
one lane out of three has been closed towards the South Shore,
beginning at rush hour on Tuesday, November 12, and continuing until
Wednesday, November 13, until at least 2 p.m.
This closure will allow us to properly analyze an edge girder following
an inspection that enabled us to detect a crack.
The Champlain Bridge is subject to a strict inspection program and the
Corporation is not taking any chances regarding the preliminary
findings it has received, preferring to thoroughly investigate this
analysis with regard to the state of the bridge.
The girders adjacent to the identified edge girder do not show signs of
deterioration and all other lanes will be kept open to traffic.
During morning rush hour on Wednesday, November 13, three Montreal-bound
lanes will be kept open, while two lanes will be open towards the South
Following a discussion with the AMT, buses will be integrated from their
dedicated lane into the regular traffic lanes towards Montreal, as
sometimes happens when heavy winds do not enable the dedicated lane to
As soon as the results of the analysis are ready, the Corporation will
inform the media and road users of the actions that will be taken on
the targeted girder.
To follow these results, we invite you to visit www.champlainbridge.ca.
SOURCE: The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated
For further information:
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI)
Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 232
Cell: 514 249-1940