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Jacques Cartier Bridge

Montréal - Pont Jacques-Cartier

General Information

Structural Type: Cantilever truss bridge
Through truss bridge
Function / usage: Tramway, light or metro rail bridge
Road bridge
Other name(s): Pont de la rive-Sud
Built: 1925 - 1930
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, North America
Longueuil, Montérégie, Quebec, Canada, North America
Crosses
  • Saint Lawrence

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 334.35 m
total length 2 687.42 m
length of drop-in span 115.35 m
span lengths of main bridge 128.00 m - 334.35 m - 128.00 m
northern approach total length 594.36 m
southern approach length 1502.66 m
main bridge
length 590.35 m

Materials

truss steel

Products, Services & Reports

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Chronology

14 May 1930

Opening to traffic

1 September 1934

Official name change to "Pont Jacques-Cartier / Jacques Cartier Bridge"

1959

Tramway tracks are removed.

Notes

The bridge has also been called: Pont de la rive-Sud, South Shore Bridge, Pont du Havre, Harbour Bridge.

Participants

Initial construction (1925-1930)
Design
Contractor
Rehabilitation (2001-2002)
Owner
Technical advisor to the owner
Structural engineering
Co-contractor
Prestressing

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0002534
Created: 16/12/2001
Last Updated: 07/10/2013