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Throwback: 1966 Bonaventure Expressway (photos)

4 April 2019

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.

On April 21, 1967, seven days before the opening of Expo 67, the Bonaventure Expressway was inaugurated by Mr. Guy Beaudet, Director of the Port of Montreal, and Mr. CA Boileau, Director of Public Works at the City of Montreal, in the presence of representatives from the National Harbors Council, the City of Montreal, consulting engineers, contractors and many others who had worked on the project.

The Corporation is currently responsible for the operations, maintenance and management of the federal section of the Bonaventure Expressway.

Photo : Ville de Montréal and JCCBI