The inauguration of the Samuel De Champlain Bridge, a great moment for the FNX-INNOV team

FNX-INNOV representatives were proud to participate in the opening ceremony of the Samuel De Champlain Bridge in Montreal on June 28. Throughout the preparation and construction of the project, several of our teams contributed to the completion of this impressive project, considered one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America.

Since the federal government announced the project in October 2011, the expertise of our teams has been sought in several mandates that have enabled this emblematic structure to emerge. Several of our specialists in Infrastructure, Mobility, Land-use planning, Environment and Materials Engineering have been put to good use.

In particular, we would like to highlight the work of our road infrastructure team, which has supported the project in several stages since 2013, acting as the engineer for the client in partnership with Arup. For this mandate, the work of our specialists was to assist Infrastructure Canada with project management, design and construction review, coordination with partners and monitoring of work progress. Our team was also responsible for developing the design of the reference project and the technical requirements.

Our materials control team has been mandated to validate, verify and audit various works carried out by the private partner or its subcontractors. More specifically, our services were required for the inspection of various precast concrete, cement and steel elements in Quebec, but also in Spain. We also performed the verification of road and structural elements as well as the validation of the fabrication and assembly of steel elements. Our team also analyzed the environmental quality of soils, sediments, water, air quality and sound climate.

FNX-INNOV thanks the members of its staff from the departments of road infrastructure, urban infrastructure, traffic management, geotechnics, environment, and materials control for their great collaboration in the success of this project.


  • 125 years: expected life
  • 3.4 kilometres long
  • More than 2000 employees throughout the project
  • 154,000 tonnes: weight of concrete used
  • More than 400 instruments installed on the deck to ensure its real-time monitoring
  • More than 40,000 hours of health and safety training