Construction crews have been working the new Champlain Bridge for about a year now, and the mild winter this year has allowed the 400 workers to stay on schedule.
"The biggest challenge of this project is the demanding timeline," said Daniel Genest, a spokesman for the Signature on the Saint-Laurent Consortium.
The new bridge, which is expected to cost $4.23 billion and have a lifespan of 125 years, is slated for completion by Dec. 1, 2018.
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On Friday, members of the media were invited onto the site. CBC reporter Sean Henry went along for the tour.
A view of the actual Champlain Bridge from the bus. Tour is about to get started. pic.twitter.com/zdM66bVNYa— @seanhcbc
Still on the bus...almost there pic.twitter.com/dnayciSEOB— @seanhcbc
If you're coming from Brossard, this is the right side of the bridge. The cable-styled section. pic.twitter.com/IcqPL3ic1l— @seanhcbc
This is the one of the footings for the new bridge. We're in the prefabrication area of the bridge, Montreal side pic.twitter.com/REqFy2QGie— @seanhcbc
Marine excavation pic.twitter.com/yUOr0eaq1v— @seanhcbc
To learn more, check out the video for Sean Henry's full report.