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Contractors World INTERNATIONAL - 2016 Vol 7 No 3

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Champlain Bridge Advances - page 3 of 5

The original bridge was demolished by barge mounted excavators, using the barges to transport material

The original bridge was demolished by barge mounted excavators, using the barges to transport material

The cable-stayed bridge by the numbers

Size of the complete foundation for the main pylon:

Work takes place in many different locations to maximise time when weather conditions permit.

First Footings

The west approach extends from L’Île-des-Soeurs to the rear span of the cable-stayed section of the bridge.

Work takes place in many different locations to maximise time when weather conditions permit.

The west jetty, which was the first work platform created for the project, has changed a lot since the ground was broken in June 2015.

Today, it is a hive of activity, with several different work areas, including the one being used for the prefabrication of the concrete footings, which are the very foundation of the bridge.

To keep them protected from the weather, each of the four footings’ production lines are covered by super domes and are working at full capacity.

Preparing the caisson for the  first footings

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