Essar Steel Algoma to supply Champlain Bridge corridor project

Will manufacture structural steel bridge plates for the 3.4 km bridge, satisfy 20% of project's total steel requirement.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Essar Steel Algoma Inc. has contracted with Canam-Bridges, a division of Canam Group Inc., to supply structural steel bridge plates for the new Champlain Bridge, satisfying approximately 20% of the project’s total steel requirement.

Spanning 3.4 km across the St. Lawrence between Montreal and the South Shore, the new bridge is one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America. It is expected to feature a three-corridor design, including two three-lane corridors for vehicular traffic and a two-lane public transport corridor capable of accommodating a light rail transit system. It will also include a multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists.

Essar Steel Algoma, a manufacturer of as-rolled and heat treated plate based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., supplies on average 100,000 tons of plate into North American infrastructure projects each year.

Founded in 1901 as Algoma Steel, the company was acquired in June 2007 by Essar Steel Holdings Limited. Its products are sold to customers in the automotive, light manufacturing, construction, shipbuilding, energy, mining and steel distribution industries.

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