This morning, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) held its Annual Public Meeting to review its activities and results for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. During this period, JCCBI invested $193.4 million in major works on the infrastructure it manages, including the deconstruction of the original Champlain Bridge which began in 2020.
“The Corporation’s mission is at the heart of the mobility of the Greater Montreal, allowing for 82 million trips on traffic lanes and more than 500,000 trips in active mobility this year,” said Catherine Lavoie, Chair of JCCBI’s Board of Directors. “Every day, the organization must effectively and efficiently manage organizational risks, mobility issues, and many technical and operational challenges while upholding good relations with the community. The team has been at fulfilling this mandate,” she added.
“JCCBI’s investments are consistent with a proactive asset management practice and, with its multi-year maintenance programs, it strives to maximize the use and service life of infrastructure and adapting it to evolving public expectations and climate change, all while optimizing the use of public funds. All this work is undertaken for the benefit of the community and in connection with it, by our staff with the support of multiple partners and suppliers, whose exceptional work I also want to acknowledge,” said Sandra Martel, Chief Executive Officer of JCCBI.
Overview of Main Activities
During this fiscal year, the deconstruction of the original Champlain Bridge, which is carried out by Nouvel Horizon Saint-Laurent G.P. made up of Pomerleau Inc. and Delsan-A.I.M. Environmental Services Inc., continued for a second year. Work amounted to $91.6M for this period and most of it was done over the river, on barges, and consisted in the removal of modular trusses, and the deconstruction of 23 spans, 17 piers and 8 footings. Also of note is the impressive the lowering of the suspended span which occurred in early January.
As for the Jacques Cartier Bridge, JCCBI invested $55.5M during the year and the work included the continuation of the steel repair and paint system replacement program, under the deck and on the superstructure. Repair work to the pedestals in Montreal and concrete abutment in Longueuil was completed as was the construction of a new maintenance building located at the Longueuil Bridge entrance.
For the Honoré Mercier Bridge, work totalled $30.3 million and included the ongoing pier repair program, and the paint system replacement on part of the steel structure, in addition to the replacement of a section of the inspection gangways.
On the Bonaventure Expressway, various repairs were done to the structures of the elevated lanes to extend their lifespan and delay their long-term replacement, for a total of $12.2M.
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