LONGUEUIL, QC, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) invites you to watch two video capsules showing the major work carried out on its network in 2012, in the Champlain Bridge corridor and on the Jacques Cartier Bridge.
To reduce the impacts of necessary weekend closures as part of the bridges' maintenance program, significant efforts were made to concentrate several worksites, day and night, by carrying out work blitzes in the spring and summer.
It was a bold program that required close coordination with the contractors involved, and made it possible to reduce the amount of weekend closures from ten to three in the Champlain Bridge corridor. The program also made it possible to repave the entire Jacques Cartier Bridge in less than six days during the construction holiday, with approximately 4,870 tons of asphalt laid. More than 100 workers were involved in this work every weekend.
Paving of the Jacques Cartier Bridge:
Major Champlain Bridge maintenance program
Throughout the year, our team had the chance to visit worksites across our network. These visits were predominately conducted at night and over the weekends during the major work BLITZ. We invite you to see below five of the most striking photos selected by our team, which best represent the major worksites carried-out on our bridges in 2012.
To continue following our work, road users are encouraged to visit our blogs at www.champlainbridge.ca and www.jacquescartierbridge.ca. You can also follow us on Twitter and sign up for our email alerts and RSS feeds.
Video with caption: "Video: During the months of May and June 2012, considerable efforts were undertaken to reduce the amount of weekend closures required to complete the Champlain Bridge's major maintenance program. Closures were reduced from 10 to 3 weekends and over 100 workers were on site, 24 hours a day.". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PGihaLYaGo
Video with caption: "Video: In 2012, the entire length of Montreal's Jacques Cartier Bridge (2.5 km) was repaved in less than 6 days. It was a challenge for both engineers and construction workers, who together managed to minimize traffic hindrances.". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNIxMFOU1mE
Image with caption: "Paving work on the Champlain Bridge roadway during the first weekend of the BLITZ, in spring 2012. Dozens of mechanical shovels are busy removing the existing pavement on Saturday morning, in order to proceed with laying the new asphalt at nightfall. (CNW Group/The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121219_C2137_PHOTO_EN_22062.jpg
Image with caption: "Second weekend of the 2012 BLITZ on the Champlain Bridge. A worker air blasts the reinforcing steel that will house the new expansion joint (shown in the background), which will be installed in the next few hours. (CNW Group/The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121219_C2137_PHOTO_EN_22064.jpg
Image with caption: "Workers in action during a night closure on the Champlain Bridge on the third weekend of the 2012 BLITZ. During these weekends, road work took place 24 hours a day, with several rotating shifts. (CNW Group/The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121219_C2137_PHOTO_EN_22066.jpg
Image with caption: "Workers paving the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, which was finished in less than six days during the 2012 Construction Holiday. They managed to get everything done despite a violent thunderstorm striking Montreal on July 23. (CNW Group/The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121219_C2137_PHOTO_EN_22068.jpg
Image with caption: "Different contractors work beneath the Champlain Bridge for almost 10 months a year. Here, a construction barge is attached to a pier to carry out maintenance work. (CNW Group/The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121219_C2137_PHOTO_EN_22070.jpg
SOURCE: The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated
For further information:
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI)
Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 232
Mobile: 514 294-1940
The Federal Bridge Corporation
Tel.: 450 468-5775