On November 3, 1978, JCCBI is established under the Canada Business Corporations Act. On December 21, this very same year, the Corporation becomes responsible for the management, maintenance and monitoring of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Champlain Bridge and a section of Bonaventure Expressway.
Directors Mr. Sylvain Villiard and Mr. Richard Cacchione reappointed to JCCBI's Board
On Friday, December 6, 2022, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced the reappointment of Sylvain Villiard and Richard Cacchione as directors on the Board of The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) for a period of three years.
SURVEY | Consultation as part of the Accessible Canada Act
Canada is aiming to become a country without barriers for people with disabilities by January 1, 2040. The consultations held to create the Accessible Canada Act helped JCCBI prepare and publish its accessibility plan, which demonstrates how the Corporation identifies, removes and prevents barriers to accessibility.
Reappointment of the Chair of JCCBI’s Board of Directors
On September 22, 2022, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced the reappointment of Catherine Lavoie as Chair of the Board of Directors of JCCBI for a period of four years.
For its 40th anniversary, JCCBI is organizing a 40th Anniversary Symposium, which will consist of a half-day of five lectures from guest experts who will take attendees on a journey of the Corporation’s four decades of engineering innovation and major projects. Organized by the Association québécoise des transports (AQTr), this event is geared toward professionals in the engineering, transportation and mobility sectors.
February 14, 2014
The Corporation becomes a parent Crown corporation named in Part I of Schedule III of the Financial Administration Act.
December 2, 1999
The Corporation becomes responsible for managing the Estacade.
October 1, 1998
The Corporation becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of The Federal Bridge Corporation. lt also assumes responsibility for the federal section of the Honoré Mercier Bridge and for the Melocheville Tunnel.
The Honoré Mercier Bridge and Melocheville Tunnel haven’t always been under the responsibility of JCCBI. Before that, they belonged to the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority (SLSA), whose mission since 1954 had been to build and operate a deep draft waterway between the Port of Montreal and Lake Erie and manage other seaway facilities and properties. In addition to managing the seaway, the Authority also operated the Melocheville Tunnel and Honoré Mercier Bridge and oversaw two subsidiaries: The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), which managed the Jacques Cartier and Champlain bridges, and the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority (GLPA).
As part of the government’s mandate to commercialize the seaway, the Authority was dissolved and replaced with The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited, which was created on September 2, 1998 and became a Crown corporation on December 1, 1998, and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC), which was created on December 1, 1998. Before its dissolution, the Authority transferred its assets to the SLSMC on October 1, 1998. This is the date when responsibility for the Melocheville Tunnel and Honoré Mercier Bridge was transferred to JCCBI, which then became a subsidiary of the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited.
A few days after the ice storm started, the weather forced JCCBI to close the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges for 3 days to conduct emergency ice-breaking operations. After several attempts to remove the ice, the team was finally successful thanks to the ingenious solution of using a vibrating plate on the steel trusses.
This innovative solution let the team quickly and safely remove the ice from both bridges. JCCBI overcame this incredible challenge in the midst of difficult weather conditions and despite limited resources in power, equipment, materials and labour.
December 21, 1978
The Corporation becomes responsible for the management, maintenance and monitoring of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Champlain Bridge and a section of Bonaventure Expressway.
November 3, 1978
JCCBI is established under the Canada Business Corporations Act. At this time, it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the SLSA.