Lachapelle Bridge

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Lachapelle Bridge
Lachapelle Bridge.jpg
The twin spans of Lachapelle Bridge, seen from the Montreal (down stream) side.
Carries 6 lanes of Route 117 Qc117.svg
(3 lanes per span)
Crosses Rivière des Prairies
Locale Montreal and Laval
Maintained by The city of Laval
Total length 262.43 metres (861 ft)
Width 15.5 metres (51 ft) (northbound)
Opened May 24, 1930 (northbound)
1975 (southbound)
Daily traffic 38,000 (2013)[1]
Coordinates 45°31′58″N 73°43′41″W / 45.53278°N 73.72806°W / 45.53278; -73.72806

'Lachapelle Bridge', in French Pont Lachapelle, (1930 and 1975) Also known as Cartierville Bridge.

This bridge spans the Rivière des Prairies between the Montreal borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville and the Laval (Île Jésus) neighbourhood of Chomedey.

Actually there are two bridges, side by side and parallel:

The older (1930) three lane span, on the down stream side, carries the traffic north into Laval.

The newer (1975) three lane span, on the up stream side, carries the traffic south into Montreal.

Except for the length and the distance between the piers, the two spans are not identical.

A wooden bridge was originally built there in 1836, replaced by a steel one, built in 1882.

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  1. ^ Bisson, Bruno. "Pont de l'A-25: ça roule pour le MTQ". La Presse. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

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