History and Awards
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) was established on November 3, 1978, under the Canada Business Corporations Act and was a wholly owned subsidiary of the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority until September 30, 1998. On October 1, 1998, it became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited.
Since February 13, 2014, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated is accountable to Parliament for the conduct of its affairs through the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Since December 1, 1978, the Corporation has assumed responsibility for the management, maintenance and control of the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges and a portion of the Bonaventure Expressway. This responsibility had formerly been assumed by the National Harbours Board.
On October 1, 1998, the Corporation also assumed responsibility for the federal portion of the Honoré Mercier Bridge and for the Melocheville Tunnel. This responsibility had formerly been assumed by the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Management of the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure was transferred to the Corporation from Transport Canada on December 2, 1999.
Since its establishment, the Corporation has undertaken many major projects on its network that have been acclaimed by peers. In recent years, the Corporation’s awards attest to the rigour and innovation with which it has carried out these projects, including the Jacques Cartier Bridge deck replacement project, which won four awards.
Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Excellence . Under the ” Design and Construction of the Champlain Bridge engineering Super Beam and modular Truss Buckland & Taylor . ” Offered by Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Colombia.
Communications Consumer Excellence in Transportation 2015 ” Super Beam ” on the Champlain Bridge offered by Quebec Association of Transportation.
Armatura Award 2003 in the civil engineering category . As part of the replacement of the Jacques Cartier Bridge deck offered by Institut D’ reinforcing steel Quebec.
Design Award under the ” For excellence in architectural design and engineering Best Bridge Rehabilitation “. Precast offered by PCI / Concrete institute.
Grand Prix Engineering Council Quebecers Edition 2003. As part of the replacement of the Jacques Cartier Bridge deck ( Project realized with SNC -Lavalin inc. ). Engineering offered by Conseil Québécois The Quebec Association of Consulting Engineers.
Quebec Grand Prix of Concrete. This award was given for their participation in the project ” deck replacement of the Jacques Cartier Bridge , engineering and construction ” offered by Quebec Concrete Association.
Meritas Award. For the Champlain Bridge deck remplacement. This award was offered by Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.