Prep work underway to dismantle old Champlain Bridge which starts coming down next year
Public information meetings begin next week: May 8, 9, 11 and 13.
An online consultation period will be held May 8 to June 30 at champlaindeconstruction.ca.
An environmental study should be completed by the end of the summer.
They’re now preparing for the huge task of dismantling the old Champlain Bridge that starts next year and lasts until 2022. Looking at barges & other ways to transport the concrete and steel and recycling it. New bridge should still open in two phases: June 3 & 17. #CJAD800 pic.twitter.com/3piVpVfPSj— Shuyee Lee (@sleeCJAD) May 1, 2019
Bridge officials are studying measures to take apart the bridge - barges and building jettys are among the proposals. They're lookiing at mitigation measures to reduce the impact of the resulting noise and dust.
They are also considering ways to keep parts of the old bridge standing for historical purposes.
They're looking at how they can recycle the old concrete and steel, for example to build walkways or to be used in artwork.
The riverside areas where the old bridge stands now could be redeveloped for recreational or tourism purposes.
Work to take apart the bridge begins next winter and should end in 2022. It's estimated to cost $400M.
The new bridge is still scheduled to open in two phases on June 3 and 17 - the old bridge will be decommissioned once the new structure is completely open.
Residents living near the old Champlain Bridge can expect some noise and dust when they take it down starting next year and until 2022. Bridge Corp officials promising mitigation measures to reduce the impact. Blowing it up is not an option for environmental reasons. #CJAD800 pic.twitter.com/9k80zEyDz1— Shuyee Lee (@sleeCJAD) May 1, 2019
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