Limited, guided bus tours of the old Champlain Bridge offer Montreal residents one last opportunity to ride across the iconic structure.\nThe tours will include two stops along the bridge.\nSpots are limited!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIf you want to say your final goodbyes to Montreal's Old Champlain Bridge, now's your last chance. Before it's demolished next year, Heritage Montreal is offering a limited run of guided tours of the dilapidated Champlain Bridge.\nOver two weekends in November, potential visitors can embark on one of ten separate tours. The tour starts in Verdun and includes a trip to two previously inaccessible places on the bridge for a photo-op. Bridge enthusiasts will learn about the history of the Old Champlain Bridge in its "historical and geographical context." Tours are offered in both French and English.\nMontreal's Old Champlain Bridge was finally decommissioned in June 2019. It was the busiest bridge in Canada right up until its closure. Opened in 1962, it connected the Island of Montreal with the South Shore suburbs. In 2015, construction began on the parallel new Samuel de Champlain Bridge. The new bridge was desperately needed after the old bridge suffered years of degradation.\nIt's estimated that the demolition of the old bridge will take four years and cost $400 million.\nTours will last 90 minutes, rain or shine. Participants must pre-register and purchase tickets by visiting the Heritage Montreal website (found here).\nThe bridge is infamous for all the issues it has had over the years. Design problems and Montreal's unpredictable climate wreaked havoc on the structural integrity of the bridge.\nAccording to The Globe and Mail, improper drainage of de-icing salt in the winter caused concrete and steel girders to degrade despite several restoration projects to maintain the bridge. The Old Champlain Bridge was a patchwork of steel reinforcements and repairs up until it was finally closed in 2019.\nView this post on Instagram Don’t miss your party with @wakebakenautique boat rental . @hi5experience A post shared by Dominic Lagace (@dominiclagace) on Aug 6, 2019 at 11:36am PDT\nThough it's more-or-less safe, the bridge had to be decommissioned because the amount of traffic it carried was unsustainable.\nView this post on Instagram Out with the old... In with the new. Shot from the pedestrian and peddling Ice Bridge. A post shared by Richard Price (@hookthumb) on Sep 22, 2019 at 5:55am PDT\nThe 3.4-kilometre-long new Champlain Bridge spans eight traffic lanes. It will eventually include the REM railway line and was built to last 125 years.\nREAD ALSO: This Interactive Map Of Montreal Will Tell You If You Have Lead In Your Drinking Water\nFor those of us who have fond memories of driving over this bridge (and the ensuing anxiety of doing so!), this historic guided tour is for you.\nView this post on Instagram The Bridge. #Chonsview #architecture #Captures #bridge #crossing #travel #time #world #class #city #vibe #igdaily #original #picoftheday #Montreal #Canada A post shared by kooldave2013 (@kooldave2013) on Jul 4, 2016 at 3:43pm PDT\nTours in French happen on the following days:\nSaturday, November 2 at 9 a.m, 11 a.m, and 1 p.m.\n\n\nSunday, November 3, at 9 a.m, 11 a.m, and 1 p.m.\n\n\nSaturday, November 9, at 11 a.m, 1 p.m, and 3 p.m.\n\n\nSunday, November 10, at 11 a.m, 1 p.m, and 3 p.m.\nView this post on Instagram #bridge #montreal #canada #art #engineering A post shared by Juan Lima (@juanlima68) on Jul 14, 2016 at 4:41pm PDT\nFor English, visitors must book on:\nSaturday, November 2, at 3 p.m.\n\n\nSunday, November 3, at 3 p.m.\n\n\nSaturday, November 9, at 9 a.m.\n\n\nSunday, November 10, at 9 a.m.\nTickets are $20 and seats are limited! If you've ever wanted to see the Old Champlain Bridge like you've never seen it before, this will be your only chance!\nView this post on Instagram Out with the old onto the new... Both bridges side by side.. #champlainbridge #newbeidge #montreal #2019 #construction #orangecones #photoblogger #bridgefrombelow #514 #mtlmoments #mtlmoment #mtlview #pixel A post shared by Danp514 (@danp514) on Jul 13, 2019 at 6:35pm PDT\nMontreal Old Champlain Bridge Tour\nWhere: Old Champlain Bridge\nWhen: 10 dates in November\nCost: $20\nRe-visit a landmark of Montreal history before it's gone forever. Book your tour of the Old Champlain Bridge today!\nWe strongly advise that before you visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, and closures.