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Old 11-23-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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There is a thread like this in the General US forum, so I'm curious as to what is happening up in Canada as well. This can run the whole gamut....

-Bridge/Road/Highway construction
-Urban Mass Transit expansion/Regional Rail/High Speed Rail
-Pipelines/Energy Industry/Renewable Energy projects etc...
-New buildings/skyscrapers/other urban infrastructure
-Private infrastructure investment and enterprise
-Large Rehabilitation Projects
and anything else that falls into infrastructure discussion for Canada's future.
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I'll start. I just read that the Pont Champlain (Champlain Bridge) in Montreal will be replaced as the current structure is on the verge of collapse. This bridge is the primary link to Autoroutes 10 and 15 which link Montreal with the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and the US States of New York and Vermont.

The Project - Transport Canada

It looks as though the design of the bridge is still in the planning and design stages, and some are touting to build a grand monumental landmark bridge as it's considered a grand entryway into Montreal. Then of course with a history of political corruption, there are those who feel a more pragmatic and fiscally responsible approach is best, with a simply functional design.


New Champlain Bridge should be as good as Golden Gate Bridge - YouTube

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Old 11-23-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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I remember hearing on the news something about a new mega bridge under construction
between Windsor and Detroit with the Province of Ontario footing the entire bill.

The current Ambassador Bridge is surprisingly privately owned.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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I remember hearing on the news something about a new mega bridge under construction
between Windsor and Detroit with the Province of Ontario footing the entire bill.
Yep. Not just a bridge though. A $1.5 billion parkway to help keep international trucks off city streets. It would be awful if ANYTHING was going on on the Ambassador Bridge, be it construction, US customs, etc holding things up. You would have a Berlin wall of tractor trailers splitting the city in half for upwards of 15 kilometers in length.

Here are a couple animations of the new parkway, plus some aerial footage from the local paper:

Bridge plaza:


DRIC Plaza Bridge - YouTube

The Parkway. The animation begins where the current 401 meets with Huron Church Road, a city owned street/defacto 401 extention to the Ambassador, and ends where the new bridge plaza is. The Parkway is everything below grade, and the road that snakes back and forth over top is the replacement for Huron Church. Everything you see in the video is new:

Bird's Eye View - YouTube

This is footage from the Windsor Star, but it is OLD. There has been so much progress. Bridges/tunnels are already being used by the public in some areas. This just gives you an idea of the scale.

A sky-high view of Parkway construction - YouTube

This Parkway will also add 300 acres of green space, including 20kms of extra recreational trails, ponds, ecological restoration, and thousands of new trees. Huron Chuch used to divide the community because to some, it was intimidating to cross it at times, especially for the elderly who almost never make it across before the lights change. Now it won't be an issue. We also won't have to worry so much about Deer/other critters crossing, as wildlife connectors will also be made.

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The current Ambassador Bridge is surprisingly privately owned.

Matty Morun is a crooked SOB. He wants to build a twin right next to the Ambassador bridge, effectivly doubling the problem already existing on Huron Church. He doesn't care. He bought up a bunch of houses on Indian Road next to the Ambassador without gaining permission to demolish them, nor even apply to build a new bridge from the City of Windsor. Well, he went ahead and started anyway. He got the approach ramps already built before the city shut him down.

Here is Indian Road now. Go ahead and take a stroll.

http://goo.gl/maps/5GIf9

Thanks, Matty.


Oh, he's also the guy that owns this little peice of property in Detroit:





And by not ensuring it be secured, has allowed it to go from this:


Michigan Central Station - Old photos


To this:
Michigan Central Station - Photos
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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Big pipeline on the drawing board.
Energy East Pipeline Project
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Flood-proofing Highway 75 going south to the US. Every time there's a major flood, that highway is closed. It's long past due. Highway 75 rebuild targets floodproofing - Manitoba - CBC News
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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There is a thread like this in the General US forum, so I'm curious as to what is happening up in Canada as well. This can run the whole gamut....

-Bridge/Road/Highway construction
-Urban Mass Transit expansion/Regional Rail/High Speed Rail
-Pipelines/Energy Industry/Renewable Energy projects etc...
-New buildings/skyscrapers/other urban infrastructure
-Private infrastructure investment and enterprise
-Large Rehabilitation Projects
and anything else that falls into infrastructure discussion for Canada's future.
In my neck of the woods.

Port Mann / Highway 1 Improvement Project

Evergreen Line - What's New

bjarke ingels gets approval for beach + howe tower in vancouver
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Beach and Howe is an amazing building and I can't blame you for showing it love, but it isn't exactly infrastructure, no more then the two hundred or so scrapers under construction in Canada we'd never bother to list are. Can't wait for the evergreen line to open ;D
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Beach and Howe is an amazing building and I can't blame you for showing it love, but it isn't exactly infrastructure, no more then the two hundred or so scrapers under construction in Canada we'd never bother to list are. Can't wait for the evergreen line to open ;D
True not infrastructure, but the OP asked for "New buildings/skyscrapers/other urban infrastructure"
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:30 AM
 
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Montreals super hospital is planned to open in 2015,.
$3.6 Billion Montreal Super Hospital Construction Underway | TCCN.ca

Also hwy30 the Montreal bypass was finally completed about this time last year.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...oday-1.1272228
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