DAG 2016 - Land Systems Services

Bridge and Gap Crossing Modernization

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


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 capabilties to replace in-service systems. Potential deliverables are: Infantry Foot Bridges, Light Support Bridges, Medium Support Bridges, Heavy Support Bridges, Heavy Assault Bridges, Line of Communication Bridges, Floating Bridges and Rafts.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2018 Options Analysis
  • 2020 Definition Approval
  • 2022 Implementation Approval
  • 2023 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2023 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Land Requirements Coordination
Phone: 819-939-5868

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