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Samuel De Champlain Bridge – First anniversary photo and video gallery



The Samuel De Champlain Bridge opened to traffic in the summer of 2019 after four years of construction and the dedication of more than 2,000 workers.

Built on the foundation of mobility for all users, this bridge keeps people moving year-round: by foot, bike, car, truck, and soon aboard the REM train.

It connects communities and businesses established on both sides of the Saint-Laurence River. It also creates a stronger, cleaner future for generations to come.

To mark the bridge’s first-year anniversary, here is a photo gallery that provides highlights of its construction, inauguration and first year of operations.

Construction of the Samuel De Champlain Bridge

Inaugural bridge crossing and inauguration ceremony

Opening of multi-use pathway

Bridge illumination

Samuel De Champlain videos


Samuel De Champlain Bridge: New Champlain Bridge Update, October 25, 2018
Samuel De Champlain Bridge: Bridge Naming Announcement for New Champlain Bridge
Samuel De Champlain Bridge: Inauguration of the new Île-des-Sœurs Bridge


Samuel De Champlain Bridge: Minister Champagne talks Time Capsule
Samuel De Champlain Bridge: École des Marguerite contribution to the Time Capsule
Samuel De Champlain Bridge: Time Capsule Installation


Samuel De Champlain Bridge: Buckle up and be the 1st vehicle to drive across the bridge
Samuel De Champlain Bridge: Inauguration event on June 28, 2019
Samuel De Champlain Bridge: Bird's Eye View of the Inauguration Event




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