Visit of Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, to mark one year of works
Friday afternoon, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, visited the west jetty to mark one year of works on the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project. He was accompanied by Québec Minister Coiteux (responsible for Montréal region); Québec Minister Charlebois (responsible for South Shore); by mayors Coderre (Montréal), Parenteau (Verdun), Dorais (Le Sud-Ouest), and Leduc (Brossard); by stakeholders; and representatives from companies involved in Signature on the Saint Lawrence.
One Year in summary
East approach (South Shore side)
The abutment (the bridge’s support on the South Shore side) is taking form, with its pier caps and columns. In addition, the 10 series of piers (on land) are currently being built.
The main pylon is increasingly visible, with the two foundations and piers starters now poured. Temporary pillars (large red structures), which were used to build the Millau overpass, have been erected. These will support the rear span during its construction. Afterward, they will be removed.
On the west jetty at L’Île-des-Sœurs, the team in the precast yard has concreted almost half of the footings (16 of 38). In the water, the marine excavation team has excavated 20 of the 38 locations where the footings will be installed on the riverbed using the floating foundation installer (FFI). In fact, drivers who take the Champlain Bridge are able to see the FFI in action on the river, in preparation for the installation of the first footing, which will begin soon.
The work to widen the Hwy-15 is ramping up south of the highway, especially in the Verdun Borough area.
As for the L’Île-des-Sœurs Bridge, many of the steel beams have been delivered to the worksite and pilingoperations continue.