Chambly Canal National Historic Site
Some Components on Bridge No. 9 to be Adjusted
CHAMBLY, Quebec, December 11, 2013 – Parks Canada wishes to inform the public that adjustment work are being conducted on Bridge No. 9,
which provides access to Île Sainte-Marie at Carignan and Île Sainte-Thérèse at Saint-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu.
The work will take place between December 9 and 20.
This work will require the bridge to be completely closed to road traffic at different moment of the day, each time for a maximum of 30 minutes. A temporary detour via Bridge No. 10 will be available for users.
Parks Canada has planned this work to ensure minimal impact on all users and asks everyone to exercise patience and caution, in addition to respecting the temporary signage.
Unique in North America, this lift bridge, inspired by a similar bridge in Cardiff, United Kingdom, has won numerous awards, including the
Grand Prix du génie-conseil québécois (Quebec’s grand prize in engineering-consulting), as well as the Steel Design Award of Excellence.
Construction of Bridge No. 9 at the Chambly Canal’s National Historic Site was completed in September 2011. Thanks to its hydraulic system,
which operates with vegetable oil, the structure is 100% environmentally friendly and is not harmful to plants or wildlife.
Improvements to the Langelier Mills Rest Stop
CHAMBLY, Quebec, November 25, 2013 – Work will begin this week at the Langelier Mills rest stop along the strip of the Chambly Canal National Historic Site in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The work, to improve the existing rest area by adding urban furniture and restoring the paths, should be completed by the first week of December.
The enhanced facilities will feature picnic tables so hikers and cyclists can take a well-deserved break, and rebuilt paths. Parks Canada is committed to work in partnership with others to ensure the Chambly Canal meets its potential as a vibrant and dynamic place of historic significance for the region.
Parks Canada’s five historic canals in Quebec have played a key role in the commercial, industrial and social development of Canada. With their outstanding natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, these exceptional attractions have become essentials for bike rides, picnics and walks to residents, hikers and boaters and contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.