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Île-d'Orléans Cable-Stayed Bridge

Creating an iconic structure on a heritage site

  • 2.1KM

    Cable-Stayed Bridge

  • Île-d’Orléans, Québec

    Île-d’Orléans, Québec

A bridge that promotes active modes of transportation

Built in 1935, the existing Île-d’Orléans Bridge could longer adequately meet the needs of Quebec City users on its own. This prompted Quebec’s Ministery of Transport and Sustainable Mobility (MTMD) to launch the construction of a new cable-stayed bridge to the west of the current structure. MTMD selected the Groupement Origine Orléans joint venture, led by our team and EXP, to develop a preliminary design of a new connection between Île-d’Orléans and the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.

Inspired by the island’s maritime history, the design for the bridge showcases the river and the natural landscape of the site. It also promotes active modes of transportation across the river and provides unparalleled views of the island, Quebec City, and Montmorency Falls.

We also carried out an environmental impact assessment and supported MTMD during the hearing process with the Office of Environmental Public Hearings (BAPE). As one of the first impact assessments carried out using the new issue-based methodology, it helped show how the project would be fully integrated into the environment while respecting the island’s unique heritage and landscape.

Slated for completion by the end of 2027, the new bridge will feature two wider lanes of traffic, shoulders, and multi-use lanes for pedestrians and cyclists. The project includes redevelopment of the northern interchange and the addition of new green spaces.

At a Glance

  • Ministère des Transports du Québec
  • EXP
  • Michel Virlogeux Consultant
  • Ramboll
Lavigne Chéron Architectes

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