Canam supplying steel for $3.5B Champlain bridge

Contract worth $225 million the largest in the Quebec company’s history.

MONTREAL — Canam Goup has signed a $225-million contract to supply steel for the new Champlain bridge in Montreal.

The Quebec-based company says the contract, which also includes steel components for a small bridge on Nun’s Island, is the largest in its history.

Fabrication will begin this fall at Canam’s plants in Quebec City, Laval and New Hampshire.

Deliveries will continue until spring 2018.

The new bridge spanning the St. Lawrence River next to the existing bridge will include two three-lane corridors for cars and trucks, and a two-lane public transit corridor capable of accommodating a light rail transit system. It will also include paths for pedestrians and cyclists.

The $3.5-billion bridge project, which is being built by an SNC-Lavalin-led consortium, is expected to open in late 2018.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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