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Canada

New Champlain Bridge

Overview

Project description

The Champlain Bridge is located in Montreal, Canada, and will be replaced by the new bridge over the St. Lawrence River. This crossing will be one of the busiest in Canada with over 60 million vehicles and $20 Billion in international trade passing over it on a yearly basis.

The $4.2 billion project will consist of two main bridges – the New Bridge on the St-Lawrence and the Île-des-Soeurs Bridge and is scheduled for completion in December 2018.

mageba scope

mageba will be providing Structural Health Monitoring Service and Modular Joints for this iconic bridge.

Over the project duration, over 50 embedded and 150 surface sensors will be installed on the bridge, allowing the Government of Canada to monitor displacement, corrosion, movements, temperature, stresses, strain and environmental conditions of the bridge over the next 30 years.

This will most certainly optimize maintenance and increase the lifespan of the structure. Moreover, the ingenious system provides the ability to re-act instantly to changes and deterioration.

In parallel, the largest expansion supplied will span over 20 meters and cover upwards of 800 mm in movements (10 gaps).

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Key data

Products:

ROBO-CONTROL permanent Monitoring System, TENSA-MODULAR expansion joints

Features:

Approx. 200 sensors

Installed:

2016–2018

City:

Montreal

Structure:

Cable-stayed bridge

Completion:

Scheduled for 2018

Owner:

Infrastructure Canada

Contractor:

SNC Lavalin, Dragados, Flatiron Canada, TY Lin, MMM Group

Designer:

Arup