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About

PRESENTATION

As a manager of important infrastructure, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (the Corporation) is a federal Crown corporation established in 1978 that is responsible for the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Champlain Bridge, the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure, the Île des Sœurs Bypass Bridge, the federal sections of Bonaventure Expressway and the Honoré Mercier Bridge, as well as the Melocheville Tunnel.

Every day, the Corporation ensures a safe drive for thousands of users by managing, maintaining and repairing this important infrastructure for Greater Montreal. The Corporation also ensures that these critical structures remain safe, fully functional and aesthetically pleasing both today and in the future. It conducts construction, rehabilitation and reinforcement projects on the infrastructure under its responsibility and oversees the operation and maintenance of these structures.

Governance

The Corporation reports to Parliament through the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. It is mainly financed through parliamentary appropriations, but it also receives revenue to a lesser extent from other sources, such as leases and permits.

Consult our financial reports online

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Historic

1982

Champlain Bridge

One of the bridge’s six lanes is reserved for buses to go against traffic during rush hour.
 
This innovative solution is initially temporary but now transports 30,000 people during peak times.

Pont Jacques-Cartier

Start of program to clean and paint the entire steel structure. Spanning 15 years and covering a surface area of 450,000 m2, this is the largest project of its kind in Canada.

1989