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The anurans are back!

Anurans are frogs and toads that, like many animals, find shelter in reed areas to survive. Right next to the Champlain Bridge, Honoré Mercier Bridge, Jacques Cartier Bridge and Melocheville Tunnel, you can find tons of anurans hopping around: Green frogs Leopard frogs Grey treefrogs Spring peepers These amphibians are protected species that play an […] ...
24 May 2018   ·


The falcons have returned

Again this year, two pairs of peregrine falcons have found a home on the Honoré Mercier Bridge and Champlain Bridge. “We have confirmation that the pairs have nested on the bridges, but we don’t know how many babies they have yet,” said Stéphane Vaquette from the Engineering, Environment Directorate, at JCCBI. Falcon Environmental Services (FES) […] ...
22 May 2018   ·


The Jacques Cartier Bridge illumination celebrates its 1st anniversary today

The Jacques Cartier Bridge illumination marked the festivities for the 375th anniversary of Montreal and the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Did you know that over 200 professionals from all sorts of backgrounds partnered with JCCBI for this project? Creatives, engineers, designers, project managers, programmers, rope access technician ...
17 May 2018   ·


Minute of twinkling

A Montreal icon, the Jacques Cartier Bridge has been a jewel of our heritage and source of pride for Montrealers since its inauguration in 1930. Today, it is covered with smart lights that come alive every night to show off Montreal’s technological expertise and craftsmanship. In January 2018, the illumination was enhanced: the bridge now […] ...
16 May 2018   ·


An hourly light show that highlights the news

When the Jacques Cartier Bridge wakes up at sunset, it marks every hour of the night with short animated sequences that visually bring Montreal to life based on different data collected during the day, such as the hot news topics from Montreal’s media. Montreal news comes to light The hottest topics in the media over […] ...
15 May 2018   ·


Top 5 questions about the Jacques Cartier Bridge illumination

5 – Where are the best places to admire the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge? See the map for the best places.   4 – When is the best time to admire the illumination? Every day at sunset! Every hour, the dominant themes from the media add colour to the bridge: green for environment, […] ...
14 May 2018   ·


An hourly light show that brings Montreal to life

When the Jacques Cartier Bridge wakes up at sunset, it marks every hour of the night with short animated sequences that bring Montreal to life in light based on data collected during the day. The show has 4 parts that change based on the weather, traffic, trends in the news, and the mood of Montrealers. […] ...
14 May 2018   ·


2,807 web-connected lights

Did you know that the bridge is covered with 2,807 lights that each have their own IP address? In fact, a combination of web-connected projectors and tube lights illuminate the steel superstructure to reflect the city’s activity. The Jacques Cartier Bridge is always gathering data from social media to create unique light shows for each […] ...
13 May 2018   ·


As the seasons change, so do the lights

The bridge changes with the seasons thanks to a 365-colour calendar. Day after day, the bridge core gradually shifts from an energizing spring green to a radiant summer orange, a voluptuous fall red, and finally an icy winter blue… The light subtly evokes the passage of time. The best places to admire the illumination of the […] ...
12 May 2018   ·


The Jacques Cartier Bridge marks the passing days

The Jacques Cartier Bridge marks each new day with an animated light sequence that reflects the passing of time. Sunset sky The Jacques Cartier Bridge slowly awakens at sunset with a choreographed light display inspired by the colour of the sky. When the sky gets dark enough, a 4-minute light show reveals the bridge’s colour […] ...
11 May 2018   ·


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