The twin spans of Lachapelle Bridge, seen from the Montreal (down stream) side.
|Carries||6 lanes of Route 117
(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)
'Lachapelle Bridge', in French Pont Lachapelle, (1930 and 1975) Also known as Cartierville Bridge.
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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