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
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:
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Cornwall: (613) 932-3629 Ottawa: 613 998-8427