These are all the bridges that connect to the island of Montreal (PHOTOS)

Mar 18 2021, 2:02 pm

Sure, the Pont Champlain and the Jacques Cartier are classic bridges that every Montrealer knows.

But do you know all of the bridges that connect to the island?

Because there are eight of them. One could argue we change the name from Montreal to Pont-treal.

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Montreal was founded in 1642 and the first bridge erected was in 1847, when a wooden bridge was built across Rivière des Prairies to Île Jésus, on the site of what is now Ahuntsic Bridge.

We’re going to get specific here and focus only on bridges that span the Saint Lawrence River and Saint Lawrence Seaway, in order of the oldest.

Victoria Bridge

HistoricBridges.org

Year opened: 1860
Links: Le Sud-Ouest with Saint-Lambert

Saint-Laurent Railway Bridge

HistoricBridges.org

Year opened: 1886
Links: Lasalle with Kahnawake

Jacques Cartier Bridge

Jacques-Cartier Bridge

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Year opened: 1930
Links: Ville-Marie with  Île Sainte-Hélène/Île Notre-Dame and Longueuil

Honoré Mercier Bridge

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Year opened: 1934
Links: Lasalle with Kahnawake

Pont Champlain

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Year opened: 1962
Links: Verdun with Brossard

Pont de la Concorde and Pont des Îles

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Year opened: 1965
Links: Ville-Marie with Île Sainte-Hélène/Île Notre-Dame

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge–Tunnel

Héritage Montréal

Year opened: 1967
Links: Montreal with Île Charron and Boucherville

Samuel-De Champlain Bridge

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Year opened: 2019
Links: Verdun with Brossard

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