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List of bridges in Montreal

This is a list of bridges and other fixed links serving Montreal, on the Island of Montreal, proceeding counter-clockwise around the island from southwest, with the year in which they were opened.


Span Year built Montreal side Via Other side Carries Coordinates and comments

Spanning the Saint Lawrence River and Saint Lawrence Seaway

Saint-Laurent Railway Bridge 1887 Borough of LaSalle Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve (South Shore) CPR AMT Delson-Candiac (commuter train)
Honoré Mercier Bridge 1934, 1963 Borough of LaSalle Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve (South Shore) Route 138

  • The section of the bridge spanning over the Saint Lawrence Seaway was rebuilt to seaway standards in the 1950s.
  • The bridge was twinned by an identical one, on the downriver side, which opened in 1963.

Champlain Bridge Ice Structure 1962 Borough of Verdun Saint Lawrence Seaway levee Bicycle trail

  • Structure built to protect the Champlain Bridge pillars from ice floes coming from the Laprairie Basin.

Champlain Bridge 1962 Borough of Verdun Île des Soeurs (exit) Brossard (South Shore) Autoroutes 10, 15, and 20

  • Two spans, one north-south (aut. 15 and 20) and one east-west (aut. 10) connect Île des Soeurs to I. of Montreal.

Victoria Bridge 1859 Borough of Le Sud-Ouest Saint-Lambert (South Shore) Route 112 CN

AMT Mont-Saint-Hilaire commuter train

VIA Rail passenger trains to Quebec City, Gaspé & Halifax, Nova Scotia

Amtrak passenger train to New York City

  • Built as a one-track tubular bridge which opened in 1859.
  • Rebuilt as a two-track truss bridge in 1898.
  • South Y approach rebuilt around the Saint Lambert locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in 1961.

Pont de la Concorde and Pont des Îles 1966 Borough of Ville-Marie Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame (Parc Jean-Drapeau), borough of Ville-Marie, Montreal Road, pedestrians, and bicycles

  • Pont de la Concorde spans the Saint Lawrence between I. of Montreal and Île Sainte-Hélène.

  • Pont des Îles spans the Chenal Le Moyne between Saint Helen's Island and Ile Notre-Dame.

Montreal Metro Tunnel 1966 Borough of Ville-Marie (Berri-UQAM station) Île Sainte-Hélène (Jean-Drapeau station) and Île Notre-Dame Longueuil, borough of Vieux-Longueuil (Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke station) (South Shore) Line 4 Yellow
Jacques Cartier Bridge 1932 Borough of Ville-Marie Île Sainte-Hélène (exit) and Île Notre-Dame Longueuil, borough of Vieux-Longueuil (south shore) Route 134 Pedestrians and bicycles

  • Originally named Harbour Bridge/Pont du Havre, renamed Jacques-Cartier in 1934 (400th anniversary of Jacques Cartier's first voyage).
  • The section over the Saint Lawrence Seaway was lifted to a new height in 1962.

Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine Tunnel 1967 Borough of Mercier—Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Île Charron (Îles de Boucherville) (exit) Boucherville (South Shore) Trans-Canada Highway Autoroute 25

  • Montreal to Île Charron is a tunnel; Île Charron to south shore is a bridge.

Spanning the Rivière des Prairies

Pierre Le Gardeur Bridge 1939 Borough of Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles Île Bourdon Repentigny (North Shore) Route 138

  • Width doubled in 1975

Pierre Le Gardeur Railway Bridge Borough of Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles Île Bourdon (Repentigny) Charlemagne (North Shore) CN VIA Rail passenger service to Jonquière / Senneterre
Charles de Gaulle Bridge Borough of Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles Charlemagne (North Shore) Autoroute 40
Highway 25 bridge (name to come) 2011 (under construction) Montreal (Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles) Laval (Saint-François) (Île Jésus) Autoroute 25 (when finished)

  • Construction started early 2008 and slated to be finished in the fall of 2011.
  • Toll bridge

Pie IX Bridge 1937, rebuilt 1967 Borough of Montreal North Duvernay/Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval (Île Jésus) (currently) Autoroute 25, Route 125
Centrale de la Rivière des Prairies 1929 Borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville Île de la Visitation and Île du Cheval de Terre Duvernay, Laval (Île Jésus) Hydro-Québec

  • Set of three dams: one from Montreal I. to Île de la Visitation (west of the Papineau-Leblanc Bridge, includes footpath); another between Île de la Visitation and Île du Cheval de Terre; longest span between Île du Cheval-de-Terre and Île Jésus.
  • Île de la Visitation is joined to Montreal by another two small bridges: a road bridge, which also serves as a dam (historically, a water mill) and a footbridge.

Papineau-Leblanc Bridge 1969 Borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville Île de la Visitation Duvernay, Laval (Île Jésus) Autoroute 19

  • Was one of the first cable-stayed spans, and was for many years the longest of this type in the world.

Ahuntsic Bridge 1930, rebuilt 1962 Borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville Pont-Viau, Laval (Île Jésus) Route 335

  • Also known as Viau Bridge
  • Widened in 1993
  • A wooden bridge was built there in 1847.

Montreal Metro Tunnel 2007 Borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville (Henri-Bourassa station) Pont-Viau, Laval (Île Jésus) Cartier station Line 2 Orange

Bordeaux Railway Bridge Borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville Île Perry Laval-des-Rapides, Laval (Île Jésus) CPR AMT Blainville-Saint-Jerome commuter train

Quebec Gatineau Railway

bicycle path

Médéric Martin Bridge Borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville Laval-des-Rapides, Laval (Île Jésus) Autoroute 15
Lachapelle Bridge 1930, 1975 Borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville Chomedey, Laval (Île Jésus) Route 117

  • Actually two non-identical bridges, side by side.
  • Also known as Cartierville Bridge.
  • A wooden bridge was built there in 1848, replaced by a steel one built in 1882. The newer bridge was built where the wooden bridge used to stand.

Louis Bisson Bridge 1975 Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro Chomedey / Sainte-Dorothée, Laval (Île Jésus) Autoroute 13
Railway bridges, R des P Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro Île Bigras (Laval) (including Île-Bigras (AMT) commuter train station) Sainte-Dorothée, Laval (Île Jésus) CN (mainly used by AMT Deux-Montagnes commuter train)

  • Two spans, one north and one south of Île Bigras

Jacques Bizard Bridge Sainte-Geneviève, Montreal, borough of L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève Île Bizard (Montreal, borough of L'Île-Bizard—Sainte-Geneviève) Boulevard Jacques Bizard

Spanning the Ottawa River

Île aux Tourtes Bridge
(Across Lake of Two Mountains)
Senneville Île Girwood, Île aux Tourtes Vaudreuil-Dorion (Montérégie) Trans-Canada Highway Autoroute 40
Canadian Pacific Rail Bridge Canadian Pacific Rail Bridge Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Île Bellevue and Île Perrot Dorion (Montérégie) CPR (AMT Dorion-Rigaud commuter train)
Canadian National Rail Bridge Canadian National Rail Bridge Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Île Bellevue and Île Perrot Dorion CN Via Rail Canada passenger trains to Ottawa/Toronto)
Galipeault Bridge
(Across Canal Sainte-Anne)
1924, 1964 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Île Bellevue Île Perrot Autoroute 20

  • Westbound span replaced in 1991. Eastbound span replaced in 2008.

Taschereau Bridge (Crossing the West Channel) Île Perrot Dorion (Montérégie) Autoroute 20

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