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Overhanging the St-Lawrence Seaway, the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall is a vital road link between Canada and the United States. Every year, the bridge accomodates over 120,000 commercial transits and more than 2,300,000 passenger vehicle transits.

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New Cornwall Bridge Update – September 30, 2014

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New Cornwall Bridge Update – September 18, 2014

Public Notice from Robert Goulet, C Tech, RCCA, Demolition Contract Administrator, Morrison Hershfield Ltd

Re: NORTH CHANNEL BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE DEMOLITION Contract No. 8-07-14-12

Date: September 18, 2014

Dear Home/Business Owner:

This letter is to inform you that the demolition of the existing high level North Channel Bridge of the Three Nations Bridge Crossing (also called the Seaway International Bridge) over the north channel of the St. Lawrence River from Cornwall, Ontario to Cornwall Island, Ontario is commencing. The contract limits will extend from the Brookdale Avenue Turning Circle southerly to Cornwall Island.

The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) has awarded the project to American Bridge Canada Company (ABCC).
Morrison Hershfield Ltd. (MHL) has been retained by FBCL to perform the Contract Administration services for the project.

This Contract generally consists of the following activities:

  • Removal of the concrete deck, railings, fencing, signs, lighting, etc.
  • Removal of the steel superstructure (Including drain pipes, abandoned utilities, expansion joints and bearings)
  • Removal of the concrete substructure (North and South Abutments, Piers to the top of the footings)
  • Removal of the temporary shoring system on Cornwall Island and the north approach retaining walls.
  • Removal of the decommissioned toll plaza

The project work is commencing in September 2014 and has a contract completion date of June 30, 2016. During the course of construction/demolition, Brookdale Avenue from the turning circle to the new Brookdale Avenue / Water Street intersection will be subject to various lane reductions / closures and/or detours as may be required to permit the safe execution of the work while maintaining, managing and protecting vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Advance notification of all lane and road closures will be provided to the travelling public via communications with the City of Cornwall.

Updates on the progress of work can be viewed on the Project website at http://www.cornwallbridge.ca. General enquiries about this project should be addressed through the “Leave your comments on this post” on the website or by writing to André Girard, Vice-president, Communications, The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited by email at andre.girard@federalbridge.ca.

The site offices for American Bridge Canada Company as well as Morrison Hershfield Ltd are located at 800 Second Street West in the old Domtar site administration building. The following personal may be contacted in order to answer any specific questions regarding this project:

Dan Murphy
Project Manager
American Bridge Canada
Office: 613 932-0800
DMurphy@americanbridge.net

Kara Mullin
Project Engineer
American Bridge Canada
Office: 613 932-0800
Kmullin@americanbridge.net

Robert Goulet,
Contract Administrator
Morrison Hershfield Ltd
Office: 613 936-0001
RGoulet@morrisonhershfield.com

Jeremy Smith
Assistant Contract Administrator
Morrison Hershfield Ltd
Office: 613 936-0001
JSmith2@morrisonhershfield.com

We thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation on this important construction project.

Yours truly,
Robert Goulet, C Tech, RCCA
Contract Administrator

 

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New Cornwall Bridge Update – September 16, 2014

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Photos of July 2014 Bridge Walk

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A TRIBUTE TO THE NORTH CHANNEL BRIDGE – Update July 2, 2014

The Seaway International Bridge Corporation invites the community to a BRIDGE OPEN HOUSE – WALK THE OLD north Channel Bridge ONE LAST TIME

 

Cornwall, July 2, 2014 – The Seaway International Bridge Corporation, Ltd. (SIBC) in collaboration with The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) invites all members of the community to walk the old North Channel Bridge and view the historical photos that will be set up on the bridge for the occasion.

This special community event will feature a brief commentary on the history of the old bridge, its replacement with the new North Channel Bridge and the planned demolition.

The public community event will take place on Tuesday July 8, 2014 from 2 pm to 8 pm weather permitting. The rain date is set for Wednesday July 9, from 2pm-8pm.

This is a pedestrian only event. Individuals who require a mobility aid will be permitted to access the bridge.

For more Information :

Wade Dorland
Acting General Manager
The Seaway International Bridge Corporation, Ltd.
613 932-6601 ext.125

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Public Notice – Night Paving work during the week of June 16, 2014

Aecon will be paving the Interim CBSA Port of entry at night during the week of June 16 as per the colour chart below (click on chart to enlarge it).

  1. Pink: Tuesday night (June 17) with live traffic (updated June 17, 3:30pm)

  2. Blue: Wednesday night (June 18) with live traffic

  3. Green: Thursday night (June 19) with live traffic

  4. Orange: Monday and Tuesday (June 23-24 – daytime) of the following week

These timings are weather dependent. If unable to pave on the Tuesday night, Aecon will shift schedule over by one day to begin with the full closure on Wednesday night.

 

 

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FBCL Awards the Contract for the Demolition of the Decommissioned North Channel Bridge

Cornwall, June 6, 2014 – The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) announced today that Contract #3 of the North Channel Bridge Replacement Project involving the demolition of the decommissioned high level North Channel Bridge (NCB) has been awarded on May 26 to American Bridge Canada (AB) the lowest bidder of four bids at $14,981,540.

AB is a well-known construction company whose projects include some of the world’s largest bridges, marine installations, and other complex structures. AB was also the key player in the construction of Contract 1 (In Water Works) for the NCB Replacement Project which was successfully completed on schedule in 2011.

At this time, AB has proposed to begin the demolition of the decommissioned bridge in mid-July 2014 with a completion date around June 30, 2016.

The demolition of the decommissionedhigh level bridge will generally consist in removing the bridge deck, the steel superstructure, the concrete piers and abutments, except for Piers 3S (on Canal Lands)  and Piers 4S, 5S and 6S (in-water piers).

This demolition will allow for future construction of approach roadways from the city of Cornwall, the Canal Lands and Cornwall Island.

FBCL strongly believes that the opening of the new low level North Channel Bridge last January combined with the demolition of the decommissioned high level bridge will improve traffic flow for all and contribute in an increase in commercial traffic onto the new North Channel Bridge and the Seaway International Bridge as a whole.

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New Cornwall Bridge – Latest photo of the Customs Facilities in Cornwall, May 2, 2014

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New Cornwall Bridge – More Photos of the Decommissioning of the Old Temporary Customs Facilities in Cornwall, May 2, 2014

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New Cornwall Bridge – More Photos of the Decommissioning of the Old Temporary Customs Facilities in Cornwall, April 25, 2014

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