Feds post tender for $5M Macdonald-Cartier Bridge refit

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The federal government is looking for a contractor to conduct major renovations to the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge.

The Macdonald-Cartier Bridge.

The contract, which the feds estimate will be worth over $5 million, would involve a “seismic retrofit” of the bridge, repairs to the deck and other concrete surfaces. The rehabilitation of the bridge’s lighting system, barriers and sidewalks would also be required.

Adding complexity to the project, the City of Ottawa will be conducting major repairs to Sussex Drive adjacent to the bridge.

The successful bidder would be required to retain at least one quality verification engineer throughout the contract. The engineer would have to be licensed in both Quebec and Ontario.

Bidding closes on Feb. 12, according to the government tender posted last week. An optional site visit will be held on Jan. 21.The Macdonald-Cartier Bridge connects Ottawa’s King Edward Avenue to Quebec’s Highway 5.

Geographic location: Ottawa, Quebec, Ontario King Edward Avenue

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  • Barry McKay
    January 09, 2014 - 15:04

    Just as long as they don't let Ottawa City Hall anywhere near it, or the bridges could end up terminating in the middle of the river.