11 April 2019
JCCBI launched June 1, 2017 the Stories and Bridges multimedia tour, which people can experience using the free Montréal en Histoires app. This technical and historical tour, which you can do on foot or by bicycle, connects the Jacques Cartier Bridge and Champlain Bridge to the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure via the Greater Montreal bicycle path network.
The city’s bridges have played an important role in its history and development. For Canada’s 150th anniversary, JCCBI is offering a heritage experience that shows how its transportation infrastructure has helped build the communities of yesterday and today. JCCBI’s contribution to the city’s festivities and cultural offerings is in the form of a historical multimedia journey developed in collaboration with Montréal en Histoires.
Stories and Bridges lets people use smart phones and devices to discover the people, places and events that have forged Montreal’s history. Residents, motorists, and tourists can choose between a 30- or 60-minute tour, which they can do at their own pace. Stories and Bridges reveals seven points of interest through educational audiovisual material that includes texts, images and illustrations as well as 3D augmented realities. Thanks to immersive videos, these augmented realities bring alive historical facts, anecdotes and animated characters against a historical backdrop.