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Dimmed illumination of the Jacques Cartier bridge: Russia-Ukraine conflict
February 28, 2022 Jacques Cartier Bridge Jacques Cartier illumination The Corporation
Dimmed illumination of the Jacques Cartier bridge: Russia-Ukraine conflict

In support of the millions of people affected by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) informs the population that the annual illumination programming of the Jacques Cartier Bridge will be interrupted exceptionally, and the illumination will be dimmed this Monday evening, February 28,

The illumination of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge is an interactive light work made possible by an intelligent and annual program called Living Connections. This unique work differs from other systems in place to illuminate different buildings or structures in Quebec. The Bridge illumination programming is continuous: it is activated automatically every day at sunset and turned off at sunrise.

This work presents every night an animation that changes with the seasons thanks to a chromatic calendar of 365 colors. In addition, every day, short animations visually translate the pulse of Montreal according to different traffic, weather and social media data. It was in 2017 that this work was inaugurated, and the Jacques Cartier Bridge became the first connected bridge in the world.

The dimmed illumination is activated on a few rare occasions following the notices of half-masting of the Canadian flag, issued by Canadian Heritage. The annual illumination programming is then interrupted, and the illumination is dimmed or “half-mast”.

Exceptionally, tonight, the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge will be dimmed in support of the millions of people affected by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

For more details on the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, visit our web page.

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