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Honoré Mercier Bridge

History of the name

The board of the Corporation du pont du lac Saint-Louis chose this name at its 70th session on March 2, 1934 in homage to Honoré Mercier, Sr., and Honoré Mercier, Jr.

Honoré Mercier, Sr., (1840-1894) was a lawyer, a journalist, and the premier of Quebec from 1887 to 1891. He was responsible for the construction of many railroads and bridges to grow Quebec’s economy, increase settlement in the province, and develop the territory.

Honoré Mercier, Jr., (1875-1937), who was also a lawyer, was a member of the national assembly for Châteauguay from 1907 to 1936. He was Minister of Lands and Forests for the Gouin and Taschereau governments, which were in power from 1919 to 1936.

 

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