22 August 2012
Arup is to advise on the initial phases of replacing Montreal’s deteriorating Champlain Bridge.
It will be working as part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers-led team that was appointed by the Government of Canada last month to provide financial, technical and engineering services for the construction of the new bridge.
The current structure, which spans 3.5km over the St Lawrence River, is Canada’s busiest crossing point.
The project is expected to be delivered as a public private partnership (PPP). The consortium’s remit is to prepare a business case for the new bridge, which will be located slightly downstream of the existing structure.
Over the course of the 18 month-long contract, Arup will PricewaterhouseCoopers, Morrison Hershfield, Groupe SM and SDG to prepare a recommended design for procurement and construction. The team is now reviewing previous work done on the project and developing eight new design options for initial review.