Montrealers get one final take a look at outdated Champlain Bridge throughout tour

Folks look over towards the ice bridge and Nun’s Island throughout a tour of the outdated Champlain Bridge on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

John Kenney / Montreal Gazette

Montrealers bade farewell to a well-recognized buddy — and typically foe — on Saturday morning.


They ventured onto the outdated Champlain Bridge for a 90-minute tour of the decommissioned construction.

Deconstruction work on the construction, which opened in 1962, is scheduled to start out within the spring of 2020.

Saturday’s tour allowed Montrealers to be taught concerning the bridge’s historical past and geographical context. Contributors walked the roads the place vehicles as soon as commuted, peered over its edge and took photos of the bridge’s acquainted inexperienced construction.


At one level in the course of the tour, a employee on the brand new Champlain bridge waved again at onlookers.


A second spherical of excursions will likely be held subsequent weekend. Tickets will be bought on Heritage Montreal’s web site.

John Kenney contributed to this report.