“This is really bringing in millions of dollars to the industry with just one bridge,” Benmokrane said. “Can you imagine if the industry made 100 bridges of this kind per year?”

More Opportunities for Infrastructure

On Wednesday, September 13, Benmokrane will host an education session at CAMX on the technical details of his research and how the Nipigon River application demonstrates the potential for greater use of composites in bridges throughout North America. Next February, during ACMA’s annual Infrastructure Day, ACMA staff and representatives from its member companies will present applications like Nipigon River to members of Congress and their staff to advocate for composites in infrastructure.