JCCBI helping the community

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) has recently joined forces with Spectre de rue to find a sustainable solution to issues related to homeless people and drug users near the Jacques Cartier Bridge (Montréal sector). Spectre de rue is a non-profit organization that has been working in Montréal’s Centre-Sud area for more than […] ...
11 July 2017   ·


Pierre-Étienne Flandin

Pierre-Étienne Flandin studied in France at the Lycée Carnot, where he received his degree in political science and law before being called to the bar in Paris. A politician with a true passion for transportation, he was the Minister of Public Works in France when the Harbour Bridge was renamed the Jacques Cartier Bridge. He […] ...
30 June 2017   ·


Celebrate Canada150 with us!

On Canada Day, you can celebrate Canadian history and culture by enjoying many activities organized by The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated. Go on a multimedia tour on foot or by bike with Stories and Bridges to discover the people, places and events that have forged Montreal’s history. Brighten up your night by watching […] ...
28 June 2017   ·


ALFRED DURANLEAU

A lawyer and politician at the provincial and federal levels, Alfred Duranleau did his graduate studies in Montreal at Université Laval (which become Université de Montréal in 1920) before being called to the Barreau du Québec. He was the Minister of Marine and Fisheries when the Harbour Bridge was renamed the Jacques Cartier Bridge. During […] ...
21 June 2017   ·


Marius Dufresne

Engineer, surveyor and architect Marius Dufresne did his graduate studies at the École Polytechnique de Montréal before starting his career at the Longue-Pointe railway workshop. An expert in the construction of tunnels, bridges, dams and power stations in Quebec, he also helped build the Jacques Cartier Bridge substructure. Did you know that Marius Dufresne designed […] ...
16 June 2017   ·


Living connections – Inauguration show rerun

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 directed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and a dozen of Montreal artists. Afterwards, the bridge will return to its regular schedule, with illumination starting every evening […] ...
12 June 2017   ·


Philippe Fougerolle

In 1844, French mason Philippe Fougerolle founded the company that still bears his name. The Fougerolle company worked on the design of many large-scale structures and was responsible for developing the construction of the Champlain Bridge. What do we know about the Fougerolle company? The company’s story started in France. After finishing work on the […] ...
9 June 2017   ·


Louis-Alexandre Taschereau

Born in Quebec City in 1867, Louis-Alexandre Taschereau was a lawyer and politician who served as premier of Quebec from 1920 to 1936. He was proud that the Honoré Mercier Bridge was the first bridge built under the direction of French-Canadian engineers, and he gave a speech filled with patriotism and praise for the builders at […] ...
5 June 2017   ·


Stories and Bridges multimedia tour: Relive history through our bridges!

Today, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) launched the Stories and Bridges multimedia tour, which people can experience using the free Montréal en Histoires app. This technical and historical tour, which you can do on foot or by bicycle, connects the Jacques Cartier Bridge and Champlain Bridge to the Champlain Bridge Ic ...
1 June 2017   ·


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   ·