The Corporation and its Mission
The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (The Corporation) is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited,a crown corporation reporting to Transport Canada.
The Corporation’s mission is to manage, operate and maintain the Jacques Cartier and Champlain bridges, the federal portion Bonaventure Expressway, the federal portion of the Honoré Mercier Bridge, the Melocheville Tunnel and the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure in order to provide the public with safe and efficient transport.
The Corporation is financed mainly through parliamentary appropriations. Revenues from other sources, such as leases and licenses, also contribute to its funding, but to a less significant extent.
Its main activities fall into two specific sectors, namely Engineering and Construction, and Operations and Maintenance. Administrative departments, such as Legal Affairs, Procurement, Finance, Human Resources and Communications, support these two sectors.
The Engineering and Construction department manages the activities connected with major construction, renovation and repair projects that are related to the components of civil and road engineering structures, such as piers, beams, decks, steel structures, foundations, pavement and painting.
The Operations and Maintenance department oversees and manages contracts for snow removal, the spreading of abrasives, road cleaning and maintenance, landscaping, replacement of guardrails, sealing cracks and lubricating bearings, maintenance and operation of systems that control lane signals, surveillance cameras, electrical distribution and road lighting.
The Sûreté du Québec polices the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges, the Bonaventure Expressway and the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure under the terms of a contractual agreement.
Since 1982, a reserved bus lane has been operational during rush hours on the Champlain Bridge. The Agence métropolitaine de transport, a provincial government agency responsible for public transit, operates the reserved lane.
The Corporation’s Board of Directors is made up of five members, appointed by The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited.
The Corporation currently employs 60 permanent positions.