Engineering A Better Canada Award

Presented to a project that best showcases how engineering enhances the social, economic or cultural quality of life of Canadians.

Mistissini Wooden Bridge
Mistissini, Quebec

​The Cree Nation of Mistissini needed a bridge across the Uupaachikus Pass to connect the communities within their territory. Stantec designed an innovative, 160 m long glue-laminated (glulam) wood beam semi-continuous arched bridge. Beyond being safe, the structure is also aesthetically appealing, ecological, and durable. Construction of this wooden bridge – one of Canada’s longest – involved the active participation of the local community and strongly promoted the region’s socio-economic development.

Press release
Canadian Consulting Engineer article

This project also won a 2016 Award of Excellence in the Transportation category at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards on October 25, in Ottawa.
Awards of Excellence are bestowed to ACEC member firms who have achieved the highest level of excellence in quality of engineering, innovation and societal benefit. 

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