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Canam wins contract to repair Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge

Steel fabricator scores two deals valued at $35 million; will repair aging bridge over St. Lawrence River, erect another over Lachine Canal


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The Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal. The  steel truss cantilever bridge was built in 1930. PHOTO: Andrijko Z., via Wikimedia Commons

The Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal. The steel truss cantilever bridge was built in 1930. PHOTO: Andrijko Z., via Wikimedia Commons

SAINT-GEORGES, Que.—Canam Group Inc. has been awarded the contracts for two Montreal infrastructure projects.

Valued at $35 million, the two deals include the rehabilitation of the city’s aging Jacques Cartier Bridge over the St. Lawrence River, as well as the installation of the Lachine Canal Bridge. Awarded to Canam subsidiary, St. Lawrence Erectors Inc., the projects are both expected to get underway this year.

Under the Jacques Cartier Bridge agreement, the subsidiary of the Saint-Georges, Que.-based steel fabricator will act as general contractor, responsible for strengthening the bridge, as well as replacing its existing chords and structural bearings with new ones. The company expects to begin work on the project in April, with construction running until May of next year.

Work on the Lachine Canal Bridge will also begin later this year. Part of Montreal’s Turcot interchange reconstruction, St. Lawrence Erectors is responsible for installing the bridge’s structural steel and precast concrete slabs for the bridge deck, as well as installing the mast and cables. The infrastructure project will take place in two phases and be completed by 2019.

Previously known as Montacier International Inc., St. Lawrence Erectors was purchased by Canam last year.


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