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Outing and Jobsite Visit for Canam Employees

November 8, 2016

In October, more than sixty employees from the Claremont, New Hampshire plant visited the construction site of the replacement of the John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge in Amesbury, Massachusetts. During their visit, employees saw both the completed bridge for the northbound lanes of Interstate-95 and the construction of the bridge for the southbound lanes. In addition to walking the site, employees had the chance to interact with erectors and the Department of Transportation Engineer responsible for the project. A longtime employee exclaimed “I’ve been doing this for years but never really knew how it all fit together. This is great!”

After their visit in Amesbury, employees went to Portsmouth to visit the Memorial Bridge, completed in 2013, that links the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire to the State of Maine. Many of the employees were involved in the fabrication of this first-of-its-kind bridge in the nation but had not yet seen their completed efforts. After having lunch in Maine, the group returned to Claremont where one employee expressed the feelings of many when she said “I finally saw what I’m building…and I can’t wait to see Tappan Zee and Goethals!”

View project details for the Whittier and Memorial bridges.


The new structure of the Whittier Bridge will include eight-lanes for traffic and one lane for pedestrians and cyclists.


Employees had the opportunity to discover what the components fabricated in the plant are used for once they are assembled.


The Memorial Bridge was honored at the 2016 Prize Bridge Awards, another source of pride for employees who worked on the project.