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Bridge Pier Construction | Champlain Bridge

Location:
Montreal, QC, Canada
Industry:
Industrial
Application:
Bridge Pier Construction Covers
Buildings:
4 - Custom - 50' wide x 48' long15.2m wide x 14.6m long
4 - Custom - 55' wide x 50' long16.8m wide x 15.2m long

Norseman Structures has provided SSLC (consortium of SNC-Lavalin, Flatiron and Dragados Canada) with eight steel framed, fabric covered buildings to cover the casting and curing of concrete piers during the construction of the new Champlain Bridge in Montreal, QC, Canada. 

The project consists of four 50’ wide x 48’ long and four 55’ wide x 50’ long steel-framed, fabric-covered style buildings totaling 20,000 square feet of covered work area. The buildings are 50’ high with a clear-span design (no interior columns). Download PDF of this story. 

BUILDINGS DESIGNED TO ROLL AND NEST WITHIN EACH OTHER
The buildings have been custom designed to mount on rails. The propulsion system allows the buildings to be rolled and nested within each other for easy access to the piers with large equipment, while the custom designed open ends allows the buildings to be moved over the concrete piers. 

In addition, side panel mesh vents were added to the covers for side ventilation and added air flow.  

These eight buildings allowed SSLC to avoid costly construction delays due to cold temperatures as they provided optimal conditions for concrete casting and curing.   

ABOUT THE CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE PROJECT   The new Champlain Bridge is being built alongside the existing bridge which was built in the 1960s. It will include three corridors, with two, 3-lane corridors for vehicle traffic and one, 2-lane transit corridor with light rail transit capabilities for future use. The bridge will also include a multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists.  

 

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