Named in honour of Samuel De Champlain, French explorer and navigator, considered to be the “Father of New France”, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge is set to become Montréal’s new emblem.
Stretching some 3.4 kilometres, it is one of the busiest bridges in North America and one of the widest in the world. Its sleek, elegant lines and outstanding architectural quality affords a distinctive visual identity that enhances the Montréal landscape. Made of steel and concrete, this soaring bridge with its long twin cable-stayed section exudes a remarkable lightness: like a long silver ribbon, it majestically spans the St. Lawrence River in a marvel of modern engineering.
Attuned to the values of the Montréal community, and visionaries, the designers included two three-lane traffic corridors, one lane reserved for public transit – designed with REM light rail in mind – and a safe, multipurpose lane open year-round for cyclists and pedestrians.
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