Structal-Bridges obtains a $16.5M contract to rebuild the Dominion Bridge



    QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Structal-Bridges, the largest steel
bridge manufacturer in Canada and a division of Canam Group Inc. (TSX: CAM),
landed a $16.5-million contract for the reconstruction of the Dominion Bridge
located on Highway 132 in Lévis, Quebec, at the approach to the Quebec City
Bridge.
    This contract, which was awarded by general contractor EBC Inc., calls
for the fabrication and installation of 3,500 tons of metallized structural
steel components, including eight massive 131-foot (40 m) delta legs weighing
125 tons each. Goodco Z-Tech, a product of Structal-Bridges, will supply all
structural bearings and expansion joints.
    The existing bridge will be replaced by a new 761-foot (232 m) long
structure and expanded from two to four lanes. The reconstruction is expected
to be completed in 2011.
    "Structal-Bridges' 50 years of expertise in undertaking complex bridge
projects was a key factor in securing this contract," stated Robin Lapointe,
general manager of the business unit. "We are proud of this recognition and
the fact that we are also contributing to the improvement of our region's
highway infrastructure."
    In addition to the fabrication of delta legs, an equally complex task
will be the erection of large-scale girders over the Chaudière River canyon at
an altitude of some 174 feet (53 m) in close proximity to the CN railway
bridge. Structal-Bridges plans to address these challenges by making full use
of its team's extensive know-how and the collaboration of its project
partners.

    About Structal-Bridges

    Structal-Bridges, a North American manufacturer of steel bridges,
structural bearings and expansion joints, has been operating a
195,000-square-foot (18,115 m2) plant in Quebec City since 1956, and also runs
a 61,900-square-foot (5,750 m2) plant in Laval and a 180,000-square-foot
(16,720 m2) plant in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. Structal, which employs
350 people, serves the highway and railway bridge industries in Canada and
several states in the U.S.

    About Canam Group

    Canam Group is an industrial company operating 12 plants specialized in
the design and fabrication of construction products and solutions. The company
employs close to 2,600 people in Canada, the United States, Romania and India,
and has partnerships with companies in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates
and China.

    Photograph of a delta-leg bridge available upon request.




For further information:

For further information: Jasmin Gosselin, Vice President,
Communications, (450) 641-4000, jasmin.gosselin@canamgroup.ws;
www.canamgroup.ws; www.structalbridges.ws


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