OTTAWA, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - "I wish to reiterate that the Champlain
Bridge is being monitored daily and that user safety continues to be
our primary concern.
"The bridge is managed by a corporation which acts independently of the
government. On December 15, 2011, it held a technical briefing about
the work described in an article in this morning's La Presse.
"We have always acted in a transparent manner on this issue. We have
invested the funds needed to ensure the safety of the bridge and its
users, and we will continue to do so.
"We have undertaken major renovation work to make the existing bridge
safe until a new bridge is opened. More specifically, we have set aside
$380 million for maintenance. The experts assure us that the work now
under way will have no impact on the structure, and that the bridge
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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