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40 years of engineering innovation

The interactive timeline below will be enhanced throughout the year by adding different highlights, great achievements and innovative solutions that our local experts have developed over the years. Follow us!

1964

Ice Control Structure

The Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure was built between 1964 and 1965 to control ice jams and ice flow in the La Prairie Basin. It was also built to reduce erosion of the islands around Montreal, particularly those built for Expo 67.

Learn more about the actual Ice Control Structure use

View of the Champlain Bridge

Photo : Archives Ville de Montréal

Graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and employee of the Office du film du Québec, the photographer, Henri Rémillard shows us the Champlain Bridge seen from the South Shore of Montreal, during a summer night of 1964. It demonstrates his interest in innovation in the field of construction and engineering.

Photo : Henri Rémillard

1967

Bonaventure Expressway was built as a third approach to the Champlain Bridge and a road to the downtown area. It became the main access road to the Expo 67 site.

Photo : Ville de Montréal and JCCBI

1975

The spring cleaning of our office made it possible to find a first aid kit dating from 1975. This was purchased in 1954 from Casgrain and Charbonneau, pharmaceutical, hospital equipment and dental clinic business, for medications needs of the Champlain Bridge toll.
Nothing has changed since the decommissioning of the tolls.

1976

1976 : The Jacques Cartier Bridge at the time of construction of the Olympic Basin.

Photo : Archives Ville de Montréal

1983

The Champlain Bridge with an unobstructed aerial view of the St. Lawrence River; residential neighborhoods, 132 road, the Estacade and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Photo : Brossardana