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Archived - Government of Canada Moving Forward on the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence
Design of the new bridge unveiled
June 27, 2014 – Montréal, Quebec – Infrastructure Canada
Minister Lebel today presented the design for the New bridge for the St. Lawrence — one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America.
The design of the new bridge to replace the Champlain Bridge was the result of a collaborative process. An architectural review panel comprised of architect Poul Ove Jensen from Dissing+Weitling, local firm Provencher Roy, the City of Montréal, Mission Design, Heritage Montréal, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and the Ordre des architectes du Québec developed the design in collaboration with Arup, the New bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project engineering consultants.
Qualified proponents invited to participate in the project's Request for Proposals (RFP) stage will have to comply with the architectural requirements presented today.
The Government of Canada also announced that there has been a strong response to the project's Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Six consortia comprised of numerous international and Canadian firms have responded to the RFQ. The three highest scoring qualified respondents will be invited to participate in the RFP which will be launched next month.
Following the competitive process, the Government of Canada will award the contract to the proponent with the lowest cost, technically compliant bid to ensure the best value for Canadian taxpayers. The Government of Canada is committed to having the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence in service in 2018 and to having the remainder of the corridor completed by 2020.
- On October 5, 2011, the Government of Canada announced it will be building a New bridge for the Saint-Lawrence.
- The new bridge for the St. Lawrence will be built responsibly, as a public-private partnership to provide best value for money for Canadians and to ensure that the project will be delivered on time and on budget.
- This project will create thousands of jobs and have a positive impact on the Canadian economy.
"I am pleased to present the design of the new bridge, which was developed in collaboration with local and provincial architectural experts. The New bridge for the St. Lawrence will reflect the Greater Montréal region's unique features and will have a positive impact on its landscape for generations to come.
I am also pleased to announce the significant interest from industry in working on the New bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project. This response reflects the magnitude and importance of this project, the rigor of the planning process, and the spirit of collaboration we've fostered with our partners.
Our Government is working collaboratively with our partners to move the New bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project forward in an accelerated fashion. We are committed to delivering a safe, reliable, long-lasting bridge, constructed in a timely, cost-effective, environmentally responsible manner."
- The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
- To read more about the process to develop the bridge design.
- To read about the responses to the RFQ.
- View a video and photos of the bridge design.
- Learn more about the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence.
- Learn more about the Request for Qualifications.
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
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