Structal-Bridges lands $27-million contract in Connecticut

3,000-ft bridge will connect the City of Milford and the Town of Stratford

October 31, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

QUEBEC CITY: Structal-Bridges, a division of Canam Group Inc, has secured a contract worth close to CN$27 million to fabricate the steel structure that will replace and expand the Moses Wheeler Bridge, which crosses the Housatonic River in Milford, Connecticut.

The contract was awarded by the Walsh Construction Company and PCL Civil Constructors joint venture and mandates Structal-Bridges to supply some 400 steel girders for the three bridges that are being built in the scope of this project. The main bridge structure alone will require 360 girders with a depth of 9.5ft. The longest girder will measure 126ft while the heaviest will weigh 90,000lbs. The new bridge superstructure, which connects the City of Milford and the Town of Stratford, will extend 3,000ft in length and feature a total of 14 spans.

“The landing of this major contract confirms Structal’s solid reputation and know-how in the North American steel bridge industry,” said Robin Lapointe, vice-president, Structal-Bridges. Structal-Bridges will use the expertise of the Canam Group plant located in Claremont, New Hampshire, for the project. Delivery of the first steel components will begin in March 2012 and continue until May 2014.