Time-Lapse Video of New Bridge Build in Montreal
A time-lapse video of the new Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Canada on YouTube perfectly captures all the movements and precision required to place a bridge footing in a river.
In the video, you’ll see the first footing installation of the project. Notice the current in the video and the numerous moving parts it took to get the footing in place, then carefully submerge it.
A joint venture that includes Flatiron broke ground in 2015 on the estimated CA$2.15 billion bridge, which crosses the Saint Lawrence River.
The 3.4-kilometer bridge will include three corridors, with two, three-lane corridors for vehicle traffic and a two-lane transit corridor with light rail capabilities for future use. The bridge will also contain a multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists.
Additional project information can be found on a special website dedicated to the project. The bridge is scheduled to be completed in 2018 and have a 125-year design life.