Pie IX Bridge

Le Caron Bridge is a bridge in Quebec, spanning the Rivière des Prairies. It connects the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul area of Laval, on Île Jésus, and the borough of Montréal-Nord in Montreal, on the Island of Montreal. The bridge was part of Autoroute 25 until the construction of the new toll bridge for Autoroute 25. It is now part of Quebec Route 125.

Le Caron Bridge
Le Caron Bridge is currently the second easternmost bridge connecting Laval to the Island of Montreal.
Coordinates 45°35′57″N 73°38′48″W
Carries6 lanes of Route 125
CrossesRivière des Prairies
LocaleLaval, Quebec and Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Maintained byTransports Québec
History
Opened1937 (rebuilt 1967)
Statistics
Daily traffic83,000 (2013)[1]

While the official name is Le Caron Bridge, after Joseph Le Caron, an early missionary to the Hurons,[2] the bridge is most commonly called the Pie IX Bridge,[3] after Pie-IX Boulevard. The Boulevard itself was named after Pope Pius IX (Pie is the French name for Pius).

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