Jacques Bizard Bridge

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Jacques Bizard Bridge
Jacques Bizard Bridge.JPG
Carries 3 lanes of Jacques Bizard Boulevard
Crosses Rivière des Prairies (south branch)
Locale L'Île-Bizard, Quebec and Sainte-Geneviève, Quebec
Width Three lanes, including one reversible lane
Opened 1966
Coordinates 45°29′15″N 73°52′5″W / 45.48750°N 73.86806°W / 45.48750; -73.86806Coordinates: 45°29′15″N 73°52′5″W / 45.48750°N 73.86806°W / 45.48750; -73.86806

Jacques Bizard Bridge is a bridge that crosses the Rivière des Prairies and connects L'Île Bizard to Montreal Island. Except for a cable ferry that connects Île Bizard with Laval-sur-le-Lac, it is the only access to Île Bizard, which had a population of 13,861 at the 2001 census. It carries three lanes of Jacques Bizard Boulevard, including one reversible lane. As of 2008, it is being widened to accommodate a bicycle path. The ferry, which crosses the north branch of the Rivière des Prairies, operates only seasonally between April and November.

The bridge was named after Jacques Bizard, who was seigneur of Île Bonaventure, which was later renamed after him as well. The current span was built in 1966[citation needed] and replaced an old bridge that was built in 1893[citation needed].

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