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Champlain Bridge Sector

The Clément Bridge

Built in 1966 and inaugurated in 1967 at the same time as the Bonaventure Expressway, the Clément Bridge connects the Bonaventure Expressway to Île des Sœurs and the Champlain Bridge.

The Port of Montreal was responsible for the Clément Bridge from 1967 to 1977, which is why it was named after M. J. A. Clément, who was a bridge superintendent for the port authority.

 

Photocopy of an extract from Le pont Champlain: une histoire photographique by Hans Van Der Aa.

On December 21, 1978, The Corporation became responsible for managing, maintaining and monitoring the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Champlain Bridge, and a section of the Bonaventure Expressway, including the Clément Bridge.

In 1997, the Clément Bridge underwent its first major repairs, which included the replacement of the deck to widen the lanes, the replacement of slabs and barrier joints, and repairs to the pier caps and columns.

In 2007 and 2008, a second series of major repairs was done on the pier caps and columns to extend the bridge’s service life.

Even with the commissioning of the new Champlain Bridge, the Clément Bridge will continue to play a key role in the Montreal road network.