Friday, 18 March 2016

Flashback Friday

Henry B. Rothberg and David A. Rothberg

Going back in time - Wow, the History!

Gosh, what a photo! In celebrating the 60th Anniversary of LATICRETE we managed to pull out of the wood works, a photo of two young brothers, Henry B. Rothberg and David A. Rothberg, where they were visiting the Louis Hippolyte Tunnel in Montreal, Canada, in 1964. 
The Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge–Tunnel is a Canadian highway bridge–tunnel running over and beneath the St. Lawrence River. It connects the Island of Montreal with the south shore of the river at Longueuil, Quebec.

Construction began in 1963 and it opened on March 11, 1967. Named for the respected Lower Canada political reformer Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, the Lafontaine Tunnel is an immersed tube structure, measuring 1,391m long. The walls were lined with tiles, which were installed with LATICRETE 4237 Portland Cement Tile adhesive. 

The Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge–Tunnel is one of the largest prestressed concrete structures in the world.
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