This majestic bridge has linked Montréal to Longueuil on the River’s south shore since 1930.
All winter long, a layer of ice gradually forms on the River.
With the spring thaw, pieces of ice can accumulate and obstruct the water’s flow where the River narrows or becomes shallower, causing ice jams.
Until the early 20th century, they resulted in serious flooding. Today, icebreakers help limit the damage by creating a channel in which the ice can move with the current.