Île d'Orléans Bridge

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  • Category: bridges-automobile
  • Section: Bridges - Automobile
The Île d'Orléans Bridge, known locally as the Pont de l'Île, is a suspension bridge that spans the Saint Lawrence River between the Beauport borough of Quebec City and Île d'Orléans (Orléans Island) in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is part of Quebec Route 368 and connects to Autoroute 40 on the north side.

The island was originally only accessible by ferry or by ice bridge in the winter. An electoral promise made by Premier Louis-Alexandre Taschereau to Montmorency County for a job-creation project during the Great Depression led to the construction of this bridge in 1934. It was completed in 1935 and initially named Taschereau Bridge.

It is the furthest downstream of the Saint Lawrence River's fixed crossings, although it does not cross the entire river.

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