Structal-Bridges Attends the Inauguration of Route 1 in New Brunswick
November 7, 2012
The Route 1 Gateway project in New Brunswick was recently inaugurated and the new corridor is currently open to traffic. Structal-Bridges fabricated 11 steel structures in the scope of this project and also supplied installation services as well as Goodco Z-Tech structural bearings to its customer, Dexter Construction Company Ltd. The four-lane, 240-km stretch of highway now connects St. Stephen – Calais, which is the border crossing between New Brunswick and Maine, and the Trans-Canada Highway in River Glade.
Dominique Blouin, Technical and Construction Manager, commented Structal-Bridges’ involvement in the project: “This project marked the first collaboration between us and Dexter Construction Company Ltd., an important general contractor based in the Maritimes. The construction of the highway, which was realized as part of a public-private partnership (PPP) between the Government of New Brunswick and Dexter, was completed almost a year ahead of schedule. Structal-Bridges adopted a hands-on approach from the start of the bridge design process in order to steer the contractor and its engineers towards cost-effective design details and propose installation methods for each structure that took actual jobsite accesses and other constraints into consideration. With the participation of both our Quebec City and St. Gédéon plants, we were also able to meet the delivery and installation deadlines established by the builder for the structures. Structal therefore played a decisive role in the success of this project.”