The bridge is part of Quebec Autoroute 40 and is only one of two bridge crossings from Montreal to the Repentigny/Charlemagne region with the other being the Pierre Le Gardeur Bridge on Notre-Dame Street. As being by far the fastest link to downtown Montreal, the road is often very congested during rush hours with traffic backing up as far as Repentigny in the morning with heavy congestion eastbound during the afternoon. The bridge is also part of the fastest travel link between Montreal and the cities of Trois-Rivières and Quebec City both located on the northern shores of the Saint Lawrence River.
The bridge has three lanes of traffic in each direction. The six-lane segment on A-40 eastbound continues until after the Quebec Autoroute 640 junction.