The government of the Canadian province of Québec has selected TYLin, in a partnership with AtkinsRéalis, to provide detailed design services and construction phase services for the replacement Île d’Orléans Bridge.

The planned Île d’Orléans bridge will have two V-shaped pylons to give unobstructed vistas. Credit: TYLin

The current Île d’Orléans Bridge, between the island in the St Lawrence River and Québec City, is a suspension/truss bridge built in 1935. It is being replaced because it cannot carry modern heavy vehicles. The new bridge, which will lie to the west of the old, will have a traffic lane for each direction. It will also have a pair of 3m multipurpose lanes for cyclists and pedestrians, which can be used by maintenance vehicles.

To reduce maintenance work the bridge has just two expansion joints, one at each abutment. And it will have belvederes on the two pylon legs to provide panoramic views of the Montmorency Falls and of the city.