Ahuntsic Bridge


Conception

The Ahuntsic Bridge is notable for its five concrete arches; their construction alone required more than 4,300 m3 of concrete. Municipal engineer L. J. Leroux, designed the bridge and supervised its construction. The four piers stand nearly 10 metres deep in the solid bedrock of the Rivière des Prairies. To avoid wear caused by the scraping of ice, over 2 metres of the piers are clad with blocks of white granite.

When the Ahuntsic Bridge was rebuilt in 1962, its length was extended to 475 metres.

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Entrance to the new Viau Bridge, Ahuntsic

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Ahuntsic Bridge (Viau) seen through the trees

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