The Ice Control Structure


The Ice Control Structure runs parallel to the Champlain Bridge about 1,000 feet (305 m) upstream. It is 6,700 feet (2,043 m) long and extends west-east between Nuns’ Island and the St. Lawrence Seaway.


A bike path was opened on the Ice Control Structure to connect existing paths on Nuns’ Island and the South Shore.

Monorail Development Study

In order to help reduce traffic congestion on the bridges, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated and the province of Quebec have been studying the possibility of transforming the Ice Control Structure for public transit use between the South Shore and the Island of Montreal.

These studies were carried out at the same time as other studies on implementing a light rail transit (LRT) system in order to promote public transit.