The New Champlain Bridge Main Pylon Changing The Montreal Skyline

Jun 27th

2017

Author By leon
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MONTREAL, QC

 

The Main Pylon of the New Champlain Bridge will be 170 metres high upon completion.

 

       The New Champlain Bridge construction is in full swing as worker are now half way complete the 170 metre high “main pylon.” Once complete, this main section of the new cable-stayed bridge will hold 60 cables that span 500 metres of the 3.4 km span.

    Over 40 piles will be put in place to hold piers for the St. Lawrence Seaway decking. The project is slated to be completed in December of 2018. The Signature on the St. Lawrence also includes a 470 metre bridge for L’lle-des-Soeurs, ramp improvements for HWY 132 and 10, as well as the widening of Highway 15.

    Signature on the Saint Lawrence Group is comprised of three companies, SNC-Lavalin, ACS and HOCHTIEF. MMM Group is also helping SNC-Lavalin with the highway design in Montreal. It is also important to note that the new crossing will have a lifespan of 125 years.

    Once the new bridge is opened, the massive task will begin of dismantling the old Champlain Bridge crossing. It is expected to take 3 to 4 years to complete. Many deconstruction methods will be similar to the Cornwall Bridge. Expect all eyes from the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project to be looking in with great interest on all the challenges faced here in Montreal. Surly many experts and a lot of talent will be moving to Windsor/Detroit area following the end of this project.

 

Three tied-off workers standing on one of the main piers with the Montreal skyline in the background.

 

Rows of Piers leading up to the main pylon of the new bridge.

 

A tied-off worker walks the pier in front of the main pylon.

 

The new bridge is just metres away from the old Champlain Bridge that opened in June of 1962.

 

The old Champlain Bridge looks similar to the Cornwall crossing.

 

A massive amount of steel to be removed from the old Champlain Bridge.

 

Piers for the new bridge.

 

One of the landing points for the new bridge.

 

A pier in the water of the St Lawrence.

 

New piers in place along side the old Champlain Bridge.

 

Two ne piers erected in front of the main pylon.

 

Many piers rising out of the St. Lawrence for the New Champlain Bridge.

 

Several piers in different states of completion along the St. Lawrence.

 

A Sea-Doo sweeps in to have a look at the new bridge.

 

The landing point for the new bridge.

 

The main pylon that will hold 60 cables.

 

Workers on top of the main pylon.

 

The New Champlain Bridge facts.

 

The Main Pylon.

 

 

 

 

Comments (1)

  1. John MacDonald

    July 11, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    A great sense of the new bridge going up.

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