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ICRI Announces 2019 Project of the Year and Awards of Excellence Winners

Tuesday, November 12, 2019  
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA - ICRI is pleased to announce that the ICRI 2019 Project of the Year winner is Sika Canada, Inc., for the Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge Rehabilitation project! This afternoon, the winning project was honored during the annual ICRI Awards Luncheon at the the 2019 ICRI Fall Convention in Philadelphia, PA.

Read the 2019 ICRI Awards Press Release

Overview of the Winning Entry

The Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge Rehabilitation

2019 Project of the Year - Transportation Category

The Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge is a highway bridge linking Vaudreuil-Dorion to Senneville, crossing Girwood Island and lac des Deux-Montagnes (lake), an extension of the Ottawa River to the west of the island of Montreal. It connects the administrative regions of Montérégie and Montreal in the province of Quebec, Canada.

The bridge is part of Highway 40 and forms part of the Trans-Canada Highway. It has six lanes of traffic, three lanes per direction, which are separated by a median barrier. It is estimated that about 60,000 vehicles use it per day at an annual average of 21.9 million vehicles. The bridge was built between 1962 and 1965. The 54 years old structure has some girders and slab that shows signs of deterioration.

In 2017, an engineering firm was given a contract to reinforce two post-tension box girders over the Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge seaway. The total bridge length is about 2km and consists of two types of structural systems: 8 spans of reinforced concrete girders and 35 spans of prestressed concrete girders.

The uniqueness of this rehabilitation project lies in the detailed design of the CFRP anchor plates required in the negative bending moment location. In addition, traffic had to be maintained at all times on 3 lanes in the rush hour traffic direction. Extensive traffic control measures have been put in place for this project.

The construction segment began in mid-2017 and were completed in early August 2018. The MTQ is planning multiple years of ongoing construction works on this bridge in order to delay the bridge replacement by about 15 years which represents large savings.

Submitted by:
Sika Canada, Inc., Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada

Owner:
Ministère des Transports du Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Project Engineer/Designer:
EXP, Laval, Quebec, Canada

Repair Contractor:
Groupe Lefebvre, Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

Materials Suppliers/Manufacturers:
Freyssinet Canada, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Sika Canada, Inc., Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada


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