Project to reinforce, clean, and paint the superstructure of the Jacques Cartier Bridge (JCP0057)

At 90 years old, the Jacques Cartier Bridge is in relatively good condition. Work for this project is part of a strategic planning process to keep the bridge safe and operational until its 150th anniversary. The Jacques Cartier Bridge is more than just a structure in the road network: it is also a symbol and signature of Montreal and a piece of its identity. Symbolizing the importance of the city's port, the Jacques Cartier Bridge has a history that is deeply intertwined with that of Montreal. A proud fixture of the skyline, and now brightly lit thanks to its illumination project, the bridge also evokes the city's island morphology.

The general goal of this project is to perform work to upgrade and maintain components of the steel superstructure of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. The work includes aspects such as inspection and bearing capacity evaluation reports as well as various detailed studies recommending reinforcement and maintenance work to extend the Jacques Cartier Bridge's service life by 75 years.

The work will consist of repairs, reinforcements, cleaning, and painting of the steel superstructure of the Jacques Cartier Bridge in the splash zone and under the deck for the main trusses and on all chords attached to the underside of the deck. This work will require the installation of a temporary work platform under the bridge deck.

This work on the Jacques Cartier Bridge superstructure will take place from 2021 to 2024, and traffic hindrances will be required during this timeframe. These traffic hindrances are required to give contractors the necessary space to set up temporary installations and maintain safe distances between workers, equipment, and bridge users during the work. No long-term lane closures are planned. However, there may be extended periods when the width of the bicycle path may be reduced and sidewalk closures may be necessary. JCCBI is working with Mobility Montréal to coordinate our work and minimize its impact on users.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

Mars 25th 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Jacques-Cartier Champlain Bridges Inc.
Philippe Larouche, Environment Lead
1225, Saint-Charles W. Suite 500
Longueuil, Quebec J4K 0B9
Telephone: 450-651-8771
Fax: 450-677-6912

  • Location

    • Montreal (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Bridges
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated
  • Authorities

    • Jacques-Cartier Champlain Bridges
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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