The joint venture comprising Ferrovial Agroman and Bot Construction has been awarded a contract to build the first cable-stayed bridge in the Canadian province of Ontario. The 252-metre four-lane bridge across the Nipigon river will expedite traffic of vehicles and people on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Ferrovial, through construction subsidiary Ferrovial Agroman and in joint venture with Bot Construction, has been chosen by Ontario's Ministry of Northern Development and Mines and its Ministry of Transportation to build the first cable-stayed bridge in the province. The bridge, worth 106 million Canadian dollars (equivalent to 78 million euro), will cross the Nipigon river and carry Highway 11/17, part of the Trans-Canada Highway, which links the country's ten provinces. The four-lane bridge will be 252 metres long. It is scheduled to be opened in mid-2017. The design, involving a three-tower centre pier and sequential installation of the bridge deck working outwards to the east and west abutments, eliminates the need for in-water structures. Ferrovial Agroman has a strong presence in North America. In Canada, it is in charge of building the Highway 407 East Extension, while in the US it is building US Route 460 in Virginia and, with subsidiary Webber, it is extending the North Tarrant Express in Texas. Ferrovial's construction subsidiary is now a highly internationalised company: 70% of its revenues in 2012 were obtained outside Spain.