North Channel Bridge Replacement Project

OTTAWA, Jan. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) is pleased to announce that American Bridge Canada Company has been selected as the Contractor for the In Water Works through a public tender which was posted on Merx on September 28th 2010. The In Water Works, is the first phase in the replacement of the North Channel Bridge Project at the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall. The scope of work includes the construction of three new bridge piers in the north channel of the St. Lawrence River.

In August 2010, the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced that the Federal Government had given their approval for the North Channel Bridge replacement.

Today, Micheline Dubé, President and Chief Executive Officer of FBCL added "We are extremely pleased to get started with this project that has been in preparation for so many years. This bridge will remain an important link between Canada and the U.S., and will link Massena NY, the Akwesasne Reserve and Cornwall Ontario."

The tender closed on November 23, 2010 and five (5) tenders were received. The lowest bid of $8,415,440.00 plus HST was submitted by American Bridge.  The preconstruction meeting was held at the SIBC bridge facilities on Cornwall Island on January 25th 2011.  The Contractor is expected to mobilize on site in April with the marine work expected to start in early May 2011.

The project will consist of four contracts and will extend from the Brookdale Avenue traffic circle in Cornwall to the SIBC administrative buildings on Cornwall Island. The four construction contracts are described as follows: 

  • Contract 1:  In Water Works
  • Contract 2:  North Channel Bridge & Approaches
  • Contract 3:  Demolition of the existing bridge
  • Contract 4:  Brookdale Avenue and Water Street realignment

Contracts 2 to 4 will each be the subject of a future competitive tender. The complete project is expected to be completed by 2016.

SOURCE The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited

For further information:

Source: Information:
André Girard
Vice-President, Communications   
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Tel.: 450 468-5775 
Émilie Thibault
AGC Communications
Tel.:514-849-7000 poste 231
cell.: 514-825-7365


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