BURLINGTON, ONT. — The federal government has awarded a $21-million contract to EllisDon Civil Ltd. and Chant Limited, in joint venture, to manage the construction of the bridge deck replacement of the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge in Burlington, Ont.
The scope of work involves replacing the lift span’s bridge deck, restoring the approach spans and widening sections of the sidewalk.
The project will extend and maximize the life of the bridge deck, sidewalk and approaches, stated a recent release.
Construction is expected to begin in winter 2023, during the bridge’s annual winter shutdown for maintenance and repairs. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2024.
The contract follows a design and engineering contract awarded in February 2022 to AECOM Canada Ltd. worth $1.86 million to develop the design for the new bridge.
The life bridge currently carries four lanes of traffic along Eastport Drive.
“The Burlington Canal Lift Bridge is a vital component of our Ontario shipping system,” stated Hamilton Mountain MP Lisa Hepfner in a statement. “These upgrades will significantly improve the safety for people who use the bridge in many different ways, and will extend the integrity of the bridge for years to come.”