Contractors, Suppliers, and Job Opportunities
PCL Constructors Westcoast
PCL Constructors Westcoast has been contracted to build the new bridge. PCL is responsible for securing all subcontractors, trades and crews for delivering the contract and is currently recruiting tradespersons including carpenters, iron workers, welders, surveyors, and crane operators to work on the Johnson Street Bridge. PCL is also recruiting locally for sub-contractors and suppliers.
In order to undertake a project of this magnitude and complexity, the City retained MMM Group to provide the engineering services for design and project management of the work through to completion. The MMM Group is a large Canadian engineering firm with experience and expertise in moveable bridges.
The firm selected by PCL for fabricating the bascule leaf is ZTSS Bridge located northwest of Shanghai in China.
In addition to the sub-contractors listed above, PCL has confirmed that the concrete supply will come from Vancouver Island and the road work will be done by a local firm.
The Urban Development Institute estimates that construction of the new bridge will have long-term local economic benefits in excess of $500 million. This includes economic benefits from new development and overall revitalization of the area. Based on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ calculation for short-term job creation per million dollars of infrastructure investment, about 900 short-term jobs are expected as a result of this project.Go to Top