Government announces call for proposals for engineered wood bridges
Nov. 20, 2018 – The government of Canada today announced a call for "Expressions of Interest" for engineered wood bridges that will help grow the country's forest industry and create new jobs.
By Ellen Cools
Successful project proposals will design and build wood bridges that are at least 20 metres wide for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
“Finding new ways to use wood can help clean our air, grow the economy and make our communities healthier. We continue to invest in Canada’s forest industry so that our businesses can be worldleaders in the low-carbon economy,” Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi said in a statement.
The government is accepting proposals until March 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST.
In 2017, the government invested $39.8 million over four years to create a new program, Green Construction Through Wood. The program encourages using wood in non-traditional construction projects, such as tall buildings, low-rise non-residential buildings and bridges.