T.Y. Lin International, in a Joint Venture with International Bridge Technologies and SNC-Lavalin, is serving as the Managing Partner and the Lead Designer for a new, 3.4-kilometer-long bridge including approach spans and a cable-stayed portion crossing the navigational channel of the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Serving as a major gateway into the City of Montreal, the New Champlain Bridge will be an asymmetric cable-stayed bridge with an iconic, 168-meter-high concrete tower and stay cables in a harp arrangement. The three-corridor design will include two three-lane corridors for vehicular traffic and a two-lane transit corridor capable of accommodating a future light rail transit system. There will also be a multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists.
The Champlain Bridge is the cornerstone of the Government of Canada’s New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project, one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America. T.Y. Lin International is working closely with Signature on the Saint Lawrence, the consortium overseeing bridge design and construction, and project partners to meet the aggressive design-build schedule. The New Champlain Bridge is expected to be operational by 2018.