Arup Welcomes Groundbreaking of New Champlain Bridge

Having completed engineering consulting services and technical advice for complex PPP highway and bridge project, Arup welcomes and supports new project partners for construction phase of busiest corridor in Canada  

MONTREAL, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, is pleased to observe the official groundbreaking for the new Champlain Bridge Corridor Project, one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America. The project, which includes the replacement of the 3.4km-long Champlain Bridge and 4km of congested urban highway, is vital to local and national economy. Working directly for Infrastructure Canada, Arup provided expert technical advice and design development to accelerate the delivery of the $4.239B Public Private Partnership (PPP) project. The bridge is expected to open in December, 2018.

"Arup is proud to have delivered a technically viable, economically affordable yet architecturally iconic design, in collaboration with its partners and Infrastructure Canada," said Martin Landry, leader of Arup's Montreal office. "We have worked hard to ensure that the project specifications are flexible enough to realize the transportation demands of the Montreal region for the next 125 years."

As new partners join the project, Arup will continue to support the Canadian Government throughout the project, working to ensure the objectives are realized.

Arup is also currently involved with the design delivery of several major complex infrastructure projects in Canada reaching critical milestones this quarter, including design for the stadia and velodrome venue for the 2015 Pan Am summer games in Toronto; the Billy Bishop Pedestrian Tunnel, a PPP project connecting downtown Toronto with the Toronto City Airport and built under the Western Gap of Toronto Harbor on Lake Ontario; and the revitalization of Queens Quay on Toronto's waterfront.

About Arup
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Its engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world. Arup opened its first North American office 25 years ago and its first Canadian office in 1999, and now employs 1,000 in the Americas. The firm was founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values that fosters a distinctive culture, intellectual independence and collaborative approach. The people at Arup are driven to find a better way to deliver better solutions for their clients. (

For further information please contact:

Rebecca Maloney, LEED AP, CPSM
m +1 617 412-6632

Jennifer Shelby, CPSM
Rhino PR
m +1 508 685 0763

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