Des Allumettes—Installation of the Centre Steel Section

During the week of March 30, the centre steel section of the Des Allumettes Bridge was installed. An innovative technique was used to bring the new bridge structure together. The centre steel section was brought by barge and then lifted with hydraulic jacks for installation. In total, the operation took 15 days.

Here are interesting facts about the project:

Work on this interprovincial bridge commenced in July 2014, and the new bridge should be open by the end of summer 2015.

A panoramic view of the new Des Allumettes Bridge with the centre steel section being lifted into place
This view from underneath the bridge shows the smooth and careful operation in progress
The horizontal view of the centre steel section allows us to see its massive size
Hydraulic jacks are used to lift the centre steel section of the bridge
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