Linden Comansa in Montreal’s New Champlain Bridge construction

9 October 2017 by Sotiris Kanaris

A Linden Comansa 21LC550 tower crane is working on the construction of the 170m tall main pylon of the New Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Canada.

This bridge will replace the Champlain Bridge, which is suffering a progressive deterioration due to extreme climate conditions.

Since 2015, the Signature on the Saint Lawrence Group, formed by SNC-Lavalin, ACS and Hochtief, is working on the construction of the New Champlain Bridge, located in parallel and a few metres away from the current bridge, which is still open to traffic.

The crane arrived to the jobsite in early September 2017 and was erected on the deck of the bridge with a height under hook of 67.8m. When the work of the crane ends, the crane will stand at 180m from the base of the pylon, and 123m from the deck of the bridge.

This model has maximum load capacity of 25t and is used to lift large precast concrete structures and heavy formwork panel.

The works at the New Champlain Bridge are expected to finish by December 2018.