One of the major gateways to the city of Montreal with nearly
60 million vehicles crossing it every year, the Original Champlain
Bridge played an important role in the canadian economy.
The original Champlain Bridge was decommissioned on July 1, 2019 after 57 years as an essential corridor for Montrealers and the development of Greater Montreal. It is being taken down according to a sustainable development approach. Its deconstruction began in July 2020 and will continue until 2023.
On July 1, 2019, we celebrated the permanent closure of the original Champlain Bridge. In this short video, discover the history of the bridge, watch as old-time cars cross it for the last time, and learn what’s in store for its future.
In a nutshell
Opening: June 1962
Total length of the bridge : 3,4 km
Construction cost : estimated at $35 million (1962)