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 :
Acting General Manager
The Seaway International Bridge Corporation, Ltd.
613 932-6601 ext.125
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).
Pink: Tuesday night (June 17) with live traffic (updated June 17, 3:30pm)
Blue: Wednesday night (June 18) with live traffic
Green: Thursday night (June 19) with live traffic
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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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.To find out more