Honoré Mercier Bridge

The Honoré Mercier Bridge in Quebec, Canada, connects the Montreal borough of LaSalle on the Island of Montreal with the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake and the suburb of Châteauguay on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River. It is the most direct southerly route from the island of Montreal toward the US border. It carries Route 138, originally Route 4. It is 1.361 km (0.846 mi) in length and contains four steel trusses on its first section. The height of the bridge varies from 12.44 m (40.8 ft) to 33.38 m (109.5 ft) with the highest sections located over the St. Lawrence Seaway. The bridge is named after former premier of Quebec Honoré Mercier.

The bridge has two lanes of traffic in each direction and a total span of nearly two kilometres. At its highest point, the bridge rises 36 metres above the river. There is a narrow sidewalk on the side headed to Châteauguay that was for use by foot or bicycle, however it hasn't been open since major repairs began in 2009. The roadway has been characterized by numerous repairs.

An estimated 29.5 million vehicles use the bridge every year.

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... gusset plates, the 1930s section of the Mercier bridge was closed until September 6 (in time for school restart) ... Using all known weaknesses of the bridge structure, the engineers undertook a complete recalculation of the load bearing ability of the structure ... Once they calculated that and factored in a margin for safety, they decided to close the bridge at 804 PM on June 14, 2011 ...

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