Macdonald-Cartier Bridge: structural rehabilitation

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada

Find out about the rehabilitation project for the Macdonald-Cartier bridge.

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Project overview

Ottawa, Ontario; Gatineau, Quebec
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Type of project
Lead department
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Construction firms
MMM Group Limited/CIMA+ SENC
$32.1 million
Project status
Completed Spring 2016

Project description

The general scope of work for the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge project is as follows:

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Macdonald-Cartier Bridge

Project background

The Macdonald-Cartier Bridge is a major urban transportation link between the cities of Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec. The bridge was built between 1964 and 1966. It spans the Ottawa River connecting King Edward Avenue in Ottawa to Highway 5 in Gatineau. This is the principal inter-provincial bridge in the National Capital Region (NCR) for commuters and commercial vehicles. It has an average annual daily traffic of 70,000 vehicles.

We are responsible for 17 engineering assets across the country, including the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge. We are carrying out a five-year major capital work plan to ensure they remain safe. As part of this plan, we are proceeding with the seismic retrofit of the bridge and the rehabilitation of deteriorated components.

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