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VIEWS OF THE NEW INTERIM CUSTOMS PLAZA FRESHLY TAKEN FROM THE HIGH-LEVEL BRIDGE
The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited’s New North Channel Bridge Project was submitted by Structal-Bridges (a leading manufacturer of steel bridges, structural bearings and expansion joints for the highway, railway and forestry industries who designed, built and installed the box girders on the new bridge), to the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) as a candidate for the 2013 National Steel Design Awards. The presentation of the Awards was held last night at a gala held in Laval, Québec. While the project did not win first place, it did very well and ranked among the top finalists.
Structal-Bridges began delivering box girders for the Project in mid-May 2012. The installation of the girders, which was also entrusted to Structal-Bridges, was executed using the launched-girder erection technique that required the use of a steel launching nose: a lightweight girder section with variable inertia that is mounted at the front of the structure in order to minimize structural loads during launching.To find out more