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Technical Data


Type of structure: concrete deck on south approach and main span infrastructure.

Steel superstructure and north approach infrastructure (steel towers).

Length of bridge:
Including the north and south abutments:
9 272 ft (2 725 m)
Including the approaches: 11 236' ou 2 1/6 milles (3 425,6 m)
Length of main span: 1,937 ft (590.5 m), centre to centre from piers 23 to 26, with two 420-foot (128-m) anchor arms (between piers 23/24 and 25/26) and two 354-ft (108-m) cantilever arms located on either side of the 378-ft, 6-in. (115.4-m) suspended span.
Length of spans on upper deck: 12 of245' (74,7 m)
2 of 100' (30,5 m)
3 of 150' (45,7 m)
7 of 125' (38,1 m)
14 of 90' to 133 (of 27,4 m to 34,4 m)
Total number of spans: 40 (24 on the Longueuil side and 16 on the Montreal side) supported by 13 steel towers and two concrete piers, covered by masonry.
Width of main channel span: 1,000 ft (304.8 m) between the wharf and the pier located in the river.
Clearance above the high-water line: 162 ft (49.4m) at the centre and 156 ft (47.5 m) at the wharf in the Port of Montreal.
Width of roadway: 60 ft (18.3 m) between the curbs.
Width of the bike path:
Width of the sidewalk:
8' 2" (2,5 m)
4' 11" (1,5 m)
Total width between outer railings on
upper deck spans:
72' 5" (22 m)
Distance between main span trusses: 66' 6" (20,2 m)
Height from tops of pier 24 and 25 to summit: 184' 7" (56,3 m)
Distance from the highest point on the
structure to the water level:
344' (104 m)
Weight of steel in bridge and pavilion: 33,267 tons
Quantity of concrete in piers and other
supports:
113,200 cubic yards (86,547 m)
Quantity of concrete in pavilion: 9,000 cubic yards (6,880.9 m)
Quantity of concrete in decks and ramps: 13,000 cubic yards (9,939.2 m)
Quantity of cut stone for piers: 17,500 cubic yards (13,379.7 m)
Quantity of gravel, etc. in embankments: 125,000 cubic yards (95,569 m)
Quantity of paint needed for one coat: 8 500 gallons (38 641,8 l)
Number of rivets: Approximately 4 million
Number of pillars: 28 piers (Nos. 1 to 26 and 45 and 46), 2 abutments, 13 steel towers with 4 pedestals each and 200 ft (60.9 m) of concrete arches.
Number of pneumatic caissons: 8