Roméo Valois

A graduate of the École Polytechnique de Montréal and the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, engineer Roméo Valois co-founded the Lalonde et Valois consulting engineering firm. Although the National Harbours Board was tasked with managing the construction of the Champlain Bridge in 1955, engineering consulting firm Pratley de Montréal was hired to create the plans […] ...
26 May 2017   ·


Hugh Griffith Jones

Architect and artist Hugh G. Jones put his creative talent to work to create both structural drawings and works of art, and some of his pieces can be found on display at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. After training in Minneapolis, Jones worked in Chicago and New York before moving to Montreal. During Montreal’s urban […] ...
19 May 2017   ·


Unveiling of Living Connections on the Jacques Cartier Bridge The world’s first connected bridge

The Jacques Cartier Bridge shone bright yesterday evening, with a stunning inaugural light show that dazzled a large audience. The show demonstrated the many possibilities open to the world’s first connected bridge. The interactive lighting work, Living Connections, was developed by a team of local creators and engineers as part of the official p ...
18 May 2017   ·


BUILDERS 150: HENRY BORDEAUX

Novelist Henry Bordeaux gave Montreal a bronze bust of Jacques Cartier, on behalf of his native land of France, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of this explorer’s discovery of Canada. This gift was made in honour of the official name change of this bridge linking Montreal to the South Shore. Formerly called the Harbour Bridge, […] ...
12 May 2017   ·


Illumination of Jacques Cartier Bridge, May 17

Don’t miss this unique celebration of the Jacques Cartier Bridge illumination for Montreal’s 375th anniversary. Discover the full potential of the lighting effects that LIVING CONNECTIONS will present for the next 10 years. A musical soundtrack created especially for the evening will feature the Orchestre métropolitain under the artistic direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and a […] ...
8 May 2017   ·


BUILDERS 150: CAMILLIEN HOUDE

A key figure of Montreal history, Camillien Houde had a career in politics for many years and served as mayor of Montreal on and off between 1928 and 1954 . Nicknamed “Mr. Montreal,” he attended the inauguration of the Jacques Cartier Bridge on May 24, 1930. Did you know that Camilien Houde was a prisoner at […] ...
5 May 2017   ·


St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

In 1956, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) oversaw the construction of the Melocheville Tunnel. At the time, this federal body was responsible for operating, managing and maintaining this tunnel that passes under the St. Lawrence Seaway near the Beauharnois generating station. Did you know that the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation is at […] ...
27 April 2017   ·


Philippe Ewart

Philippe Ewart was hired to work on the construction of the Champlain Bridge because of his expertise in traffic flow. This engineer had to coordinate this vast project to create a direct connection between Montreal and the road network leading to Sherbrooke. Did you know that Philippe Ewart was both an engineer and an author? […] ...
20 April 2017   ·


Mohawk Art to Adorn the Honoré Mercier Bridge Local artists showcased for Canada’s 150th anniversary

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) and The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) are pleased to announce the winners of an art contest held as part of the celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary. This joint i ...
18 April 2017   ·


Corporation du Pont du Lac Saint-Louis

As the manager of the Honoré Mercier Bridge from 1934 to 1942, the Corporation du Pont du Lac Saint-Louis oversaw the construction of this fourth connection between Montreal and the South Shore. Did you know that the Honoré Mercier Bridge was the first bridge in Quebec built without English Canadian or foreign engineers? Eleven French-Canadian […] ...
13 April 2017   ·