Montreal's Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge Was Completely Shut Down

On May 20, the Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge, which connects Vaudreuil-Dorion to Senneville on Montreal Island, was closed to traffic due to safety issues. 

According to the Ministry of Transport, "this preventive closure is required in order to carry out emergency work that will allow the reinforcement of several elements of the structure."

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Inspectors found damage to the bridge's reinforcing rods.

"Since the structure could have been weakened by this damage, complete closure is considered the only responsible option to ensure the safety of road users," the ministry said.

Traffic will be diverted to highways 20 and 30. The toll on Highway 30 will be removed until the bridge reopens. 

"The ministry is aware that this closure will have a significant impact on traffic and thanks road users for their cooperation."

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