Samuel De Champlain Bridge

Extreme time pressure and smooth process

The Globe and Mail Samuel de Champlain Bridge view

Excellent teamwork between architects and engineers made the design process fast and effective.

  • Montreal, Canada
    Road Bridges and Tunnels
    2013 - 2019
  • Client
    Infrastructure Canada
    Collaborators
    Arup Canada
    Size
    3,300 Meters
  • Samuel De Champlain Bridge in Montreal is one of the busiest corridors in Canada and is vital to both the local and national economy. Excellent teamwork between Dissing+Weitling, Arup Canada, Pro-vencher Roy & Associates Architects and Infrastructure Canada made the design process fast and effective.

    Dissing+Weitling and Arup Canada helped the Government of Canada achieve its objective of creating a world-class icon with a useful lifespan of 125 years, which is almost double the normal standard in Canada.

    Spanning the St. Lawrence Seaway and connecting to three major highways, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge is one of the busiest corridors in Canada and is vital to both the local and national economy.

  • Dissing Weitling champlainbridge render overview dw

    A bridge as intended

    Architect and Director of Bridges Poul Ove Jensen says:

    “In spite of an extreme time pressure the design process was unusually smooth, so it was possible to complete the tender design in about seven months. I am very happy that Canada decided to make the geometry of our design mandatory in the tender and that the bridge therefore stands exactly as intended. Now I just hope that this is the bridge the people of Montreal will call their own and be proud of.”