Model of the new Champlain Bridge unveiled at Le Montréal du Futur, from April 20 to 25

Signature on the Saint-Laurent will unveil a model of the new Champlain Bridge at Le Montréal du Futur’s 6th edition, which will take place from April 20 to 25 at Complexe Desjardins. In addition to our images and videos, the general public will have the opportunity to take an up-close look at this striking new feature in the Montreal cityscape.

The 1:275 scale model was made from linden wood by Montreal’s Atelier Dédale. It shows a 1-km stretch of the overall bridge, which is approximately 3.4 km in length.


The new Champlain Bridge’s cable-stayed design highlighted

Its signature cable-stayed section includes the main pylon, which is 159 m high. Steel cables are attached to the pylon, thirty of which support the main span that extends across the St. Lawrence Seaway, while thirty others support the back (anchoring) span. A lookout is located at the foot of the main pylon.

Maquette nouveau pont Champlain - Le Montreal du Futur 1

The bridge has three corridors: two for road traffic (one for Montreal-bound traffic, one for South Shore-bound traffic) and a middle corridor for public transit. 

A multi-use path lies adjacent to the Montreal-bound corridor, with four lookouts offering exceptional views of the city of Montreal and the St. Lawrence River. This path also has a safety barrier.

The piers (a pair of tilted columns and a pier cap shaped like an inverted “W”) stand on rock bases below the riverbed or underground. The W-shaped piers atop the pier columns hold up the three corridors.


Design and build

The conceptual design and architectural framework were developed by Arup Canada Inc. and Poul Ove Jensen of the firm Dissing+Weitling with the collaboration of Provencher Roy and in consultation with an Architectural Quality Panel consisting of l’Ordre des architectes du Québec, l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, Mission Design, Heritage Montréal, Ville de Montréal and Infrastructure Canada.

Design and construction of the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project is by Signature on the Saint Lawrence.


Le Montréal du Futur, from April 20 to 25, 2016

The model of the new Champlain Bridge will be on display at Complexe Desjardins’ Grande Place in Montreal, from April 20 to 25. Presented by BOMA Québec, Le Montréal du Futur is an exhibition of models and plans of the major real estate projects (residential, commercial, institutional, infrastructure and transportation) that will shape Montreal’s cityscape over the next 20 years.


  • Wednesday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday April 21, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, April 22, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m
  • Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m
  • Sunday, April 24, noon – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, April 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.