Montreal's Jacques Cartier Bridge Being Illuminated For The First Time (10 Photos)

One of the most notoriously popular projects planned for Montreal's 375th has got to be the illumination of the Jacques Cartier bridge.

Some people are very excited at the thought of having a massive illuminated landmark like the (but not quite as cool as) the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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Others are annoyed that the city is spending $39.9 million dollars on some glorified Christmas lights.

But perhaps now that most the work is done, the haters can at leat admit it looks really good. Last night the bridge was illuminated for the first time and the photos and videos are absolutely stunning. 

Damn Montreal, you look good. 

Un aperçu ce soir du pont Jacques-Cartier en lumières pour le @375Mtl @tvanouvelles pic.twitter.com/1wtay8hod2

February 21, 2017

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Premier test d'éclairage sur le coeur du #pontJacquesCartier! Wow! #375Mtl #canada150 #illuminationMTL pic.twitter.com/lwIaHC0srQ

February 22, 2017

Magnifique aperçu de la mise en lumière ! RT @FALCON_BLEU_INC: #pontJacquesCartier #375mtl #canada150 #mtlhttps://t.co/H0HoK7RQwf pic.twitter.com/b3l3KyxY2I

February 22, 2017