Location

London

Event Website

http://www.csce2016.ca/

Description

Today, the Honoré-Mercier Bridge crosses the St. Lawrence River and the seaway on the west side of the Island of Montreal. Named after the Honorable Honoré-Mercier, a former Premier of Quebec, this bridge became the fourth structure to connect the Island of Montreal to the South Shore. The entire steel structure was built by the Dominion Bridge Company Limited as part of work funded by the government to address the economic downturn. The Honoré-Mercier Bridge was inaugurated 10 months earlier than planned on June 22, 1934, and initially belonged to the Corporation du pont du Lac Saint-Louis. It's administration was later transferred to the Government of Quebec in 1942. The bridge was later modified during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway project in 1959, where the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) worked to raise and extend the south section so that ships could pass underneath. To increase capacity, (from two to four lanes), in 1963, construction of the second bridge downstream from the first was completed and the entire bridge was once again managed by the Quebec provincial government. Finally, on October 1, 1998, the 3 approaches from the South Shore, the seaway, as well as, the spans over the Island of Maline, (now referrred to as the Federal section and on Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake), were transferred to the STR-817-2 Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), while the balance is continued to be managed by the Government of Quebec. Today an estimated 30 million vehicles annually cross the Honoré-Mercier Bridge.

In 2008, the JCCBI Corporation launched a major rehabilitation project for the Honoré-Mercier Bridge. A first in this country, this project was composed of a tri-party agreement between the governments of Canada, Quebec, and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. It will be the largest bridge rehabilitation project ever undertaken in Canada. This project consists of the complete deck replacement of the 92.0 meter seaway span of the Honoré-Mercier Bridge to achieve required strength, safety and durability and to provide a further 50 years of useful service within the highway network system. The existing bridge deck of the seaway span has reached the end of its useful life, as evident by the steel structure showing significant signs of deterioration.


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STR-817: THE DECK REPLACEMENT OF THE HONORE-MERCIER BRIDGE. AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION USING ACCELERATED BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES

London

Today, the Honoré-Mercier Bridge crosses the St. Lawrence River and the seaway on the west side of the Island of Montreal. Named after the Honorable Honoré-Mercier, a former Premier of Quebec, this bridge became the fourth structure to connect the Island of Montreal to the South Shore. The entire steel structure was built by the Dominion Bridge Company Limited as part of work funded by the government to address the economic downturn. The Honoré-Mercier Bridge was inaugurated 10 months earlier than planned on June 22, 1934, and initially belonged to the Corporation du pont du Lac Saint-Louis. It's administration was later transferred to the Government of Quebec in 1942. The bridge was later modified during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway project in 1959, where the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) worked to raise and extend the south section so that ships could pass underneath. To increase capacity, (from two to four lanes), in 1963, construction of the second bridge downstream from the first was completed and the entire bridge was once again managed by the Quebec provincial government. Finally, on October 1, 1998, the 3 approaches from the South Shore, the seaway, as well as, the spans over the Island of Maline, (now referrred to as the Federal section and on Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake), were transferred to the STR-817-2 Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), while the balance is continued to be managed by the Government of Quebec. Today an estimated 30 million vehicles annually cross the Honoré-Mercier Bridge.

In 2008, the JCCBI Corporation launched a major rehabilitation project for the Honoré-Mercier Bridge. A first in this country, this project was composed of a tri-party agreement between the governments of Canada, Quebec, and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. It will be the largest bridge rehabilitation project ever undertaken in Canada. This project consists of the complete deck replacement of the 92.0 meter seaway span of the Honoré-Mercier Bridge to achieve required strength, safety and durability and to provide a further 50 years of useful service within the highway network system. The existing bridge deck of the seaway span has reached the end of its useful life, as evident by the steel structure showing significant signs of deterioration.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Structural/11