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Contribute to more connected cities

For bridges and tunnels, highways and railways, or airports and train stations, our construction solutions are used for most transport infrastructure contributing to more connected cities and helping the flow of traffic and people!

Our contribution

From home to work or from one city to another, getting around quickly and easily is important to our daily lives.

 

To make journeys in town easier, we supply solutions that are used to build solid, sustainable and easy-to-maintain infrastructure. Throughout the world, our cement, aggregates and concrete help make cities better connected. Used for building the tram and metro lines, highways and railways, bridges and tunnels, ports, stations and airports, our products contribute to the projects and places that keep people moving.

 

Canada: Lafarge helps to build the widest bridge in the world

The Port Mann Bridge in western Canada is the longest cable-stay bridge in North America, and the widest in the world. But what means most to the local population is that it cuts an hour off their daily journey! This was an enormous project on which our teams were fully involved.

 

Since December 2012, drivers in the Vancouver region are finding that traffic is flowing much better. Those that want to travel between the towns of Coquitlam and Surrey by taking the Trans-Canada Highway now cross the Fraser River in record time.

 

What's changed? There's a new Port Mann Bridge in place. The new all-concrete version will double traffic capacity from five lanes to ten and will serve more than 800,000 vehicles each week. It is expected to reduce traffic wait times by at least one hour.

 

Lafarge provided the precast segments and concrete for this huge structure  The new Port Mann Bridge is the longest cable-stay bridge in North America (2 km long) and the widest in the world (65 m in width), with ten lanes of traffic - plus one for cyclists and pedestrians. Apart from the bridge, the project also entails widening 37 km of highway between Vancouver and Langley.

 

We brought all our experience of major civil engineering projects to this vast project. Thanks to our network of concrete plants situated along the 37 km length of the jobsite, we were able to supply the 180,000 m3 of concrete needed to construct the various elements of the bridge.

 

 

The project in figures

  • A 37-kilometer long construction site
  • 180,000 m3 of concrete
  • 2,300 precast elements for the deck
  • 300 structures for the piers and the abutment footings
  • Two 70-meter horizontal pylons supporting the principal cables

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