Take a look at the new fully illuminated Champlain Bridge (PHOTOS)

Nov 1 2019, 9:03 am

It looks like the illuminated Jacques Cartier Bridge will have some competition as the new Champlain Bridge has been lighting up the Montreal skyline.

The bridge, officially known as the Samuel de Champlain Bridge, features an under-deck lighting system that can light up in a variety of different patterns.

The architectural lighting under the structure on the bridge was 80% completed in May when Annie-Claire Communication Manager of the Nouveau Pont Champlain told Daily Hive, “It consists of 7,500 lights under the bridge, which can display an array of different colours.”

The $4.2 billion bridge is now completely decked out with its new lighting system and Montrealers have shared some pretty lit pictures across social media.

“Since the beginning of the project, architectural lighting is part of the requirements included in the partnership agreement with the Government of Canada,” concluded Annie-Claire. “Costs associated with the lighting operations are included in the overall project budget.”

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