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Bridge and Gap Crossing Modernization

Project Type

Project Replace


All military vehicles have some inherent off-road mobility over rough terrain; however, they require assistance to overcome natural and man-made obstacles such as soft soil, destroyed bridges, rivers, canals, ditches, urban rubble, road craters and minefields. The Bridge and Gap Crossing Modernization project will procure a family of new bridging systems to replace aging equipment and address gap crossing capability deficiencies. In order to realize procurement efficiencies, the equipment capabilities articulated in the Operational Support Capability series of Projects will now be addressed by the Canadian Army Equipment Program. As part of this initiative this project will now incorporate the requirements of the Line of Communication (LOC) Bridging Operations (LOC Bridging Ops) projects.


The project will deliver a suite of light, medium and heavy bridging capabilities to replace in-service systems. Potential deliverables are: Short Support Bridges, Medium Support Bridges, Long Support Bridges, Heavy Assault Bridges, Line of Communication Bridges and Heavy Floating Bridges.

Funding Range

$250 million to $499 million

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

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Key Industrial Capabilities

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