By Nick Gilbert
Canam Group’s business unit Structal-Bridges has obtained three jobs valued at about $50 million for the fabrication of steel structures for bridges to be erected at Notre-Dame-des-Pins and Lévis in Quebec and in Edmonton, Alberta.
The first job, Northeast Anthony Henday Drive, was given to Structal-Bridges as a joint undertaking with Rapid-Span Structures , a fabricator for bridges in Western Canada. The job, a publicprivate collaboration commissioned by Flatiron-Dragados-Aecon-Lafarge, JV, entails fabrication of 14 steel highway bridges, inclusive of two 10556-foot (322-m) structures over the North Saskatchewan River. The fabrication of the material to be supplied by Structal-Bridges from the beginning of spring 2013 will be done in the Quebec City facility.
The second job, the Gilbert River Bridge, will extend over 1070 feet (326 m) and will be built 171 feet (52 m) over the Gilbert River and 34th Street in Notre-Dame-des-Pins, Quebec. The agreement with Couillard Construction from Coaticook entails fabrication and installation of 88 steel bridge girders. The parts to be delivered by the end of 2013 will start to be fabricated by spring 2013 in the Quebec City facility. Structal-Bridges will also fabricate steel components for a second 135-foot (41-m) bridge and footbridge, which are both part of the expansion venture of Highway 73. The third job at the Highway 20/73 interchange, mandated by the Montreal-based Roxboro Excavation, involves fabrication of 66 steel girders for rebuilding of the Highway 20 overpass which is at the exit of Pierre-Laporte Bridge in Lévis. The original 1040-foot (317-m) bridge extends over Highway 20 and Highway 73 North and was built in 1965. The girders will be painted and metalized at the Quebec City facility. Goodco Z-Tech, a subsidiary of Structal-Bridges, will supply 48 structural bearings and 5 expansion joints for the Gilbert River Bridge and 24 structural bearings, 18 seismic isolation bearings and 2 expansion joints for the Highway 20/73 interchange venture.