Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Consortium Behind Champlain Bridge Replacement Suing Feds for $124 Million

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Consortium Behind Champlain Bridge Replacement Suing Feds for $124 Million

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Replacement Champlain Bridge could be delayed

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MONTREAL - The consortium behind the construction of the new replacement for the aging Champlain Bridge has filed a $124 million lawsuit against the federal government and warns the new span might be delayed.

Signature on the Saint-Lawrence, made up of several companies including Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, filed the documents on Tuesday in Quebec Superior Court.

They state that only one year after signing an agreement in 2015 was the consortium informed of weight restrictions on the current Champlain Bridge and restricted access to provincial roads in and around the construction site.

The lawsuit states those rules have meant finding alternate transportation for pre-cast concrete and other structural elements, which have resulted in scheduling delays and substantial costs. …

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