List of crossings of the Ottawa River

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This is a list of bridges, dams, and ferries on the Ottawa River, proceeding stream upwards from the Saint Lawrence River, with the year in which they were opened.

Crossings[edit]

Between the Saint Lawrence River and the Lake of Two Mountains[edit]

Across the east (or north) arm (channel) (Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal)
Span Year built North side: Montreal Island Via South side:
Île Perrot
Carries Coordinates and Comments
Galipeault Bridge 1924 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Île Bellevue Île Perrot Quebec Autoroute 20.svg Autoroute 20
Canadian National Rail Bridge Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Île Bellevue Île Perrot CN Rail Via Rail Canada passenger trains to Ottawa/Toronto)
Canadian Pacific Rail Bridge Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Île Bellevue Île Perrot CP Rail

(RTM Vaudreuil-Hudson commuter train)

Across the west (or south) arm (channel)
Span Year built North side:
Île Perrot
Via South side: Montérégie Carries Coordinates and Comments
Canadian National Rail Bridge Île Perrot Dorion CN Rail Via Rail Canada passenger trains to Ottawa/Toronto)
Canadian Pacific Rail Bridge Île Perrot Dorion CP Rail (RTM Vaudreuil-Hudson commuter train)
Taschereau Bridge Île Perrot Dorion (Montérégie) Quebec Autoroute 20.svg Autoroute 20

Across the Lake of Two Mountains[edit]

Span Year built North side: Montreal Island Via South side:
Île Perrot
Carries Coordinates and Comments
Île aux Tourtes Bridge Senneville Île Girwood, Île aux Tortues Vaudreuil-Dorion (Montérégie) Quebec Autoroute 40.svg Trans-Canada Highway Quebec.svg Autoroute 40/Trans-Canada Highway

From the Lake of Two Mountains upstream[edit]

Span Year built North side: Quebec Via South side:
Ontario, unless noted.
Carries Coordinates and Comments
Oka Ferry [1][2][3] Oka Hudson, Quebec Seasonal
Hudson - Oka Icebridge[4] Oka Hudson, Quebec Seasonal
Saint-André-d'Argenteuil - Pointe-Fortune Ice Bridge [5] Saint-André-d'Argenteuil Pointe Fortune, Quebec Seasonal
Carillon - Pointe-Fortune Ferry Carillon Pointe Fortune, Quebec Seasonal (Replaced by St-Andre d'argenteuil ice bridge in Winter)
Carillon generating station Carillon Pointe-Fortune, Ontario (no road access across dam)
Long-Sault Bridge Grenville Hawkesbury Qc344.svg Quebec Route 344
Ontario 34.svg Ontario Highway 34
(replaced the Perley Bridge)
Fassett - Lefaivre Ferry [6] Fassett Lefaivre (Replaced by an ice bridge in Winter)
Thurso - Rockland Ferry [7] Thurso Rockland (Restarted operation 3 October 2008)
Masson - Cumberland Ferry [8] 1939 [9] Masson Cumberland Year round
Macdonald-Cartier Bridge 1965 Gatineau Ottawa Autoroute 5 (Quebec Side) Quebec Autoroute 5.svg 45°26′12″N 75°42′9″W / 45.43667°N 75.70250°W / 45.43667; -75.70250
Alexandra Bridge 1901 Gatineau Ottawa Formerly a Canadian Pacific Railway bridge 45°25′48″N 75°42′17″W / 45.43000°N 75.70472°W / 45.43000; -75.70472
Portage Bridge 1973 Gatineau Victoria Island Ottawa 45°25′20″N 75°42′49″W / 45.42222°N 75.71361°W / 45.42222; -75.71361
Chaudière Bridge 1919 Gatineau Chaudière and Victoria Islands Ottawa 45°25′16″N 75°43′7″W / 45.42111°N 75.71861°W / 45.42111; -75.71861
Hull-2 [10] 1920 Gatineau Ottawa,
(E. B. Eddy Company/
Domtar)
45°25′17″N 75°43′11″W / 45.42143°N 75.719728°W / 45.42143; -75.719728
Prince of Wales Bridge 1880 Gatineau Lemieux Island Ottawa Formerly a Canadian Pacific Railway bridge 45°24′56″N 75°43′40″W / 45.41556°N 75.72778°W / 45.41556; -75.72778
Champlain Bridge 1928 Gatineau Riopelle, Cunningham and Bate Islands Ottawa 45°24′35″N 75°45′34″W / 45.40972°N 75.75944°W / 45.40972; -75.75944
West Carleton-Quyon Ferry [11] Quyon Quyon Ferry Landing 45°30′48″N 76°13′30″W / 45.513354°N 76.225128°W / 45.513354; -76.225128

Seasonal (April–December)

Chute-des-Chats generating station 1932 Île Mohr Fitzroy Harbour (no road access across dam) 45°28′30″N 76°14′18″W / 45.47500°N 76.23833°W / 45.47500; -76.23833
unnamed railway bridge Pontiac Morris Island Ottawa Central Railway (formerly Canadian National Railway) 45°27′59″N 76°17′11″W / 45.4665°N 76.2863°W / 45.4665; -76.2863
unnamed road bridge Portage-du-Fort Chenaux 45°34′51″N 76°40′19″W / 45.580810°N 76.671944°W / 45.580810; -76.671944
Chenaux Generating Station 1950 Portage-du-Fort Chenaux (no road access across dam)
unnamed railway bridge Portage-du-Fort McLarens Settlement Ottawa Central Railway (formerly Canadian National Railway) 45°36′48″N 76°40′17″W / 45.6134°N 76.6714°W / 45.6134; -76.6714
Pont Des Allumettes Bridge 2015 (original built 1953) L'Isle-aux-Allumettes
(Saint-Joseph (Pontiac), Quebec)
Pembroke Qc148.svg Quebec Highway 148/
Ontario 148.svg Ontario Highway 148
Pont Des Joachims Bridge 1950 Rapides-des-Joachims Rolphton Renfrew County Road 635
Des Joachim Generating Station 1942–1948 Rapides-des-Joachims Rolphton (no road access across dam)
Deux-Rivières Ferry Quebec Deux-Rivières ?
unnamed railway bridge Quebec Mattawa (formerly Canadian Pacific Railway)
Otto Holden Generating Station 1952 La Cave, Quebec Mattawa (no road access across dam)
Temiscaming Generating Station Témiscaming Thorne Qc101.svg Quebec Highway 101/
Ontario 63.svg Ontario Highway 63

Entirely within Quebec[edit]

Span Year built North side: Montreal Island Via South side:
Île Perrot
Carries Coordinates and Comments
unnamed road bridge Notre-Dame-du-Nord Notre-Dame-du-Nord Qc101.svg Quebec Highway 101
Première-Chute Generating Station Notre-Dame-du-Nord Notre-Dame-du-Nord (no road access across dam)
Rapides-des-Îles Generating Station Notre-Dame-du-Nord Notre-Dame-du-Nord (local road access across dam)
Rapides-des-Quinze Generating Station Quebec Quebec (no road access across dam)
Lac-des-Quinze Generating Station Angliers Angliers (local road access across dam)
Grassy Narrow Bridge Quebec Quebec (covered bridge)
Rapide-Deux Generating Station Rapide-Deux Rapide-Deux (local road access across dam)
Rapide-Sept Generating Station Rapide-Sept Rapide-Sept (local road access across dam)
unnamed road bridge Rapides Twin Rapides Twin
unnamed road bridge
Bourque Generating Station Ukunemakak Ukunemakak (local road access across dam)
unnamed road bridge

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "hudson-village.info". Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Oka-Hudson". Archived from the original on 6 January 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Oka/hudson Ferry
  4. ^ "Hudson-Oka ice bridge opens". The Gazette. 22 January 2009. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Pont De Glace". Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Fassett – Lefaivre Ferry – Wikimapia". Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Thurso-Clarence Ferry – Wikimapia". Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Masson – Cumberland Ferry
  9. ^ History
  10. ^ Hydro electric Archived 12 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "quyonferry.com". Retrieved 2 December 2016. 

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