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Montreal: Champlain Bridge Opening Postponed to June 2019

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Richard3:

--- Quote from: webfil on November 04, 2018, 01:41:31 PM ---
--- Quote from: Richard3 on November 01, 2018, 12:39:43 PM --- you have the exact recipe of a fiasco!
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A $ 4,240,000,000 rail and road bridge, not created ex-nihilo but very next to the one it replaces in a heavily populated, circulated and navigated area, completed under 4 years of contract awarding is not exactly a fiasco. It is, to the contrary, a quite refreshing success ― to say the least.

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All depends to what you compare to; the Decarie expressway bears 21 overpasses that were built within four months, in 1967. When they rebuilt them, around the 2000s, it took close to four years!  It's sure that they have to maintain traffic; that very specification can definitely extend delays on a work site.  But the new Champlain Bridge is built besides the actual bridge, so the traffic was not so much affected.  I may understand that workers - and public - safety issues also extend building delays, but I believe that if the willing is there, roadworks can be much faster that what we see nowadays.

vdeane:
How long did the current Champlain Bridge take?

ATLRedSoxFan:
Construction on the bridge began in 1957 and opened in 1962.

MikeTheActuary:
The new bridge now has its own (slightly different) name:  Pont Samuel-de-Champlain

French: https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2018/12/18/le-nom-du-nouveau-pont-champlain-maintenant-connu
English summarization: http://www.iheartradio.ca/cjad/news/new-champlain-bridge-to-be-named-samuel-de-champlain-bridge-1.8624242

webfil:

--- Quote from: MikeTheActuary on December 19, 2018, 07:38:48 AM ---The new bridge now has its own (slightly different) name:  Pont Samuel-de-Champlain

French: https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2018/12/18/le-nom-du-nouveau-pont-champlain-maintenant-connu
English summarization: http://www.iheartradio.ca/cjad/news/new-champlain-bridge-to-be-named-samuel-de-champlain-bridge-1.8624242

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The right hyphenation and capitalisation is "Samuel-De Champlain", as De Champlain is a nobility title.

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