We got our first look today at the new Champlain Bridge, which is expected to replace the existing one by 2018.
The project is being hailed by the federal government as ambitious — and as a new landmark for Montreal.
A Danish architect, Poul Oven Jensen, has been picked to design the bridge.
It will include three lanes in each direction for traffic, a separate span for public transit, and bicycle and pedestrian paths.
Meanwhile, there's a good chance the bridge might end up being renamed. There are no hints as to what a new name would be, but infrastructure minister Denis Lebel admits the name of hockey great Maurice Richard has come up most often.
Before construction begins, 15 houses in the path of the new bridge will be expropriated.