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:
|André Girard |
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Tel.: 450 468-5775
Tel.:514-849-7000 poste 231