Highway 25 Bridge, QuebecEdit profile
Coordinates: 45°38′16″N 73°37′14″W / 45.63778°N 73.62056°W / 45.63778; -73.62056
The A25 Bridge is a toll bridge over the Rivière des Prairies, between Laval's Duvernay district and Montreal's Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles borough. The long anticipated construction began in early 2008, despite a last-ditch attempt by Greenpeace to block the project, and the bridge was opened to traffic on May 21st, 2011, at 12:30pm (EDT).
It is a cable-stayed bridge carrying 6 lanes of Quebec Autoroute 25. The bridge is part of a 7.2-km-long project for the completion of Highway 25, and will allow drivers and buses to avoid the Pie IX Bridge upstream. It also provides a route around the city of Montreal by connecting Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine Tunnel to Highway 440, thus allowing motorists to avoid the congested Metropolitan Expressway.
As of June 2011, 25,000 vehicles cross the bridge daily.