Thursday, June 11, 2009

Montreal's Champlain Bridge To Get $212M In Repairs

Champlain Bridge
Photograph by: File photo, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - Even as it starts a 10-year, $212-million repair job on the Champlain Bridge, Ottawa will study the idea of building a new bridge and tearing the current structure down.

A new bridge - with a price tag of about $1 billion - could open the door to a light-rail transit system linking Mont-real and Brossard.

Federal Public Works Minister Christian Paradis announced the bridge repair work and the study yesterday.

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