Technical Tour

Visit of the New Champlain Bridge (Montreal , Qc)

The CCEE 2019 Organizing and Site Visit Committees are pleased to invite the conference attendees to be among the first visitors of the New Champlain Bridge in Montreal. This strategic 3.4-km bridge crossing the St Lawrence River is one of the most important projects in North America. The bridge is intended to replace the existing Champlain Bridge, one of North America’s busiest spans, with 50 million cars, buses  and  trucks crossing it each year. The new structure mainly consists of several continuous girder spans with a limited number of joints and with a cable-stayed central span. At the time of CCEE 2019, the New Champlain Bridge will be ready for its opening a few days later.


The technical tour will take place in the morning of Friday June 21, 2019, after the end of CCEE 2019. The tour includes transportation by bus from Quebec City to Montreal in the morning (departure 9:00 in the lobby), a guided tour of the bridge, in the form of a cruise (13:00-15:00), by principal engineers of this impressive project, a lunch and transportation back to Quebec City (arrival expected at 6:00 PM). Alternatively, transportation to Montreal downtown or to Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport (YUL) will be offered by a separate bus to the attendees after the technical tour. Registration for the tour is required and places are limited.

Schedule - June 21, 2019:
08:45 - Meeting point in the Château Frontenac’s Lobby
09:00 - Departure by bus
12:30 - Arrival at the Saint-Lambert Marina’s
13:00 - Beginning of the cruise
15:00 - End of the cruise
15:30 - Departure to Québec City or to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport (YUL)
17:00 - Arrival expected at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport (YUL)
18:00 - Arrival expected at the Château Frontenac

Cost: Please consult the table of the fees here (additional to the conference registration – registration online during registration period or on site on Monday June 17 or Tuesday June 18, 2019)

More information about the New Champlain Bridge :

Important Dates

Call for papers 
March 23, 2018

Abstract submission deadline

Registration starts
November 23, 2018

Abstract acceptance notice
November 23, 2018

Full paper submission deadline
January 31, 2019 (Extended deadline)

Full paper acceptance notice
March 31, 2019

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
April 3, 2019

June 17-20, 2019

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