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Montreal Contest Offers Winners The Opportunity To Visit Underbelly Of The Champlain Bridge

Quite possibly the weirdest contest ever.
Montreal Contest Offers Winners The Opportunity To Visit Underbelly Of The Champlain Bridge

Photo cred – Philippe Du Berger

Everyone likes to win the prize when they enter a contest. However, what if the prize was a visit to the underside of Montreal’s busiest bridge, which is to be demolished after 2020 because it’s crumbling! Would you still enter the contest?

  • The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. will give three winners the opportunity to discover the world of the people who work in the bridge’s shadows.
  • Winners will go over the Champlain Bridge ice bridge, then take a boat for a short trip along the St. Lawrence to the foot of the Champlain and climb stairs to work platforms suspended in the air.
  • The winners will get a rare glimpse of the 85 per cent of the construction work carried out by close to 100 men and women every day that goes on beneath the bridge.
  • A similar contest held last year to visit the surface of the bridge drew 200 applicants.
  • This year’s contest is open until May 20, and the visit is slated for June 3, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To enter the contest, go to jccbi.ca/contest-visit-the-champlain-bridge-worksite and sign up online.

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