Development of the land under the Jacques Cartier Bridge: Rehabilitating an iconic Montreal sector
With its rehabilitation of the land under the Jacques Cartier Bridge now complete in 2022, JCCBI has created a user-friendly and educational area for residents and tourists in keeping with its role as a social and urban contributor.
This project included the creation of an urban trail and active mobility path. Revegetating the area has also helped reduce heat island effects.
Bioretention basins were built to recover rainwater and run-off water from the bridge.
Three sets of information plinths have been installed to inform pedestrians about interesting aspects about the area. They also explain how the bioretention ponds work and describe the archaeological digs that uncovered a 19th-century pipe kiln.
Don’t miss our pyramid-shaped plinth about the history of the bridge’s construction and its illumination concept, which is unique in Canada.
You’ll also see that each plinth is on a slab from the former road bed of the original Champlain Bridge, which is being deconstructed. This project was made possible through our one-of-a-kind Material Reuse Program.
To learn more about these new features, go to our web page or visit the site in person to see for yourself how this project has been beneficial for this developing sector.