Montreal To Get New Champlain Bridge

Posted: Updated:
Montreal's Champlain Bridge. | Wikipedia

The federal government is set to announce plans to replace Montreal's aging Champlain Bridge.

CBC News has learned Federal Transport Minister Denis Lebel is due in Montreal Wednesday for a bridge announcement.

It's expected Lebel will call for further study to decide whether a new bridge or tunnel would best replace the Champlain.

The bridge, Canada's busiest, opened in 1962 and has needed major repairs for years.

A recent report on the bridge's condition estimated that major repairs to prolong its life would cost an estimated $25 million over the next decade.

The report, released in July, concluded the bridge would have to be replaced eventually, even with repairs.

And the report recommends dedicated public transit lanes, whether a bridge or tunnel is built.

Around the Web

Champlain Bridge, Montreal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

More Champlain Bridge reports withheld, Rae charges - Montreal ...

Liberals want Montreal's Champlain Bridge replaced - CTV News

Sorry state of Montreal's Champlain Bridge to become international ...

Champlain Bridge's fate still up in the air - Montreal Gazette

Montreal bridge paving will affect traffic

Champlain, Bonaventure closures this weekend

Champlain Bridge deck being repaved this weekend

Champlain Bridge cones moved daily - for 33 years