Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Montreal's Jacques Cartier Bridge 1930 and now

Current photo by Wally Gobetz on Flickr


Photo above:
The bridge opened as pont du Havre. Courtesy of Collection Michel-Bazonet, Wikimedia Commons

Connecting Ile Ste Helene and Montreal with Longueil on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, pont Jacques-Cartier opened in 1930 as the Harbour Bridge. The name was changed in 1934 to commemorate the four hundredth anniversary of Cartier's first journey up the river.

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