24 October 2019
The original Champlain Bridge reached the end of its service life and was decommissioned on June 28, 2019 after serving as one of Canada’s busiest bridges and playing a leading role in The Greater Montreal’s economy.
As part of the deconstruction project of the original Champlain Bridge, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) is pleased to announce that it has selected ten research and development projects that will significantly advance our knowledge about infrastructure performance and sustainability. To consult the list of projects, please click here.
Before the deconstruction starts, JCCBI will offer guided tours of the Champlain Bridge to the public for two weekends only. These historic 90-minute tours presented in collaboration with Heritage Montreal will be offered during the first two weekends in November. Visitors to the bridge can capture never-before-seen images and enjoy a memorable experience! The visits are SOLD OUT!
During the information days in May and online consultations that ended on June 30, over 4,000 people commented on the different components of the Champlain Bridge deconstruction project. Héritage Champlain generated a lot of interest, as the public could make suggestions about how to redevelop the land that will be freed up along the shoreline after the bridge is deconstructed. The public submitted comments that fell under four main themes: active transportation; the creation and preservation of public spaces; site ecology and urban agriculture; and public art, historical, cultural and commemorative installations. To read the report, please click here.