Jacques Cartier Bridge in Québec, Canada

The Jacques Cartier Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. Built across the Saint Lawrence River, from the south shore at Longueuil to the Montreal Island, in Quebec, Canada, the bridge also crosses the Ile Sainte Helene, right in the center of the river. Offramps were built to allow access to the Ile, the La Ronde amusement park and the Parc Jean Drapeau.

The bridge has a long and rich history behind it. Discussion to build the bridge began in 1874, as the rail traffic on the nearby Victoria Bridge was very congested. The ferries and the wintertime ice bridge used to ensure the connection between the city and the south shore. However, the official decision was taken in 1924, and in 1925 the construction started, under the strict supervision of the Dominion Bridge Company. The general design of the Quebec Bridge is found, and it was an influence for the Story Bridge in Brisbane, Australia.

Sightseeing near Jacques Cartier Bridge

There are many interesting attraction and landmarks in the city of Montreal, Quebec. Just near the bridge of Jacques Cartier, tourists can be admire the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Centre Bell, the St. Joseph’s Oratory, the Six Flags Montreal, the Biodome, the Vieux Montreal, the Ovarium Bains Flottants Therapeutique, the Notre Dame Basilica and the Montreal Botanical Gardens.

There are many hotels in Montreal where tourists can rest. The Luxury Hotel Le St. James Montreal is a great hotel where guests can enjoy a lovely room and great services, for prices starting at CAD 400 per night. The Les Studios Hotel is another excellent place to rest at nights. The prices for a room start at CAD 45 per night.

Address: Longueuil, Québec, Canada

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Sources: PJCCI, Montreal Roads

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