Friday, April 27, 2012

Jolicoeur bridge to be renovated

The Verdun Messager reports that the City of Montréal will completely renovate the Jolicoeur bridge this summer including the sidewalk which will be enlarged. It is mentioned that the bridge was built in 1932.

Guy

14 comments:

Les F said...

This bridge is the one that has the most character, I hope they don't ruin it,it is a Verdun visual landmark. (imho) HF&RV - Les

Barry Bellware said...

A show of hands please from those of you who took the dare and walked over the arches (and lived to tell about it).

Les F said...

Barry Bellware said...

Oh Boy! I'll bet that was someone we knew. What a great shot.

Guy Billard said...

Did anybody hear of someone jumping from height ?
Guy

Barry Bellware said...

I actualy knew of a friend of mine who didi it. He survived with the reddest ass and back you ever saw. He was thirteen years old. Go figure!

Les F said...

I can't really say for certain Guy, but I think I may have heard stories of kids jumping from the top....that by the way would have been a very dangerous stunt, as the sides of the acqeuduct slope towards the middle . so only a perfect dead center jump would have worked I think.....I did see many kids jump from the railing of that bridge & a the other bridge (old cow bridge) near the Douglas Hospital,it was always more quiet there & the gendarmes had less of a chance of catching the kids who swam there.
Cheers ! HF&RV - Les

Guy Billard said...

During a meeting of the Verdun Memories group, someone brought up the subject of the number of bridges that are cross the Aqueduct and no one new the answer. This got me thinking so I decided to take my bike and camera and ride on the bike path along the aqueduct in 2007 and discovered that there are a total of 10 which includes the LaSalle boulevard. The photos of the bridges and others that are in my album no. 3 are posted below. Notice the old 1897 photo wich is the oldest photo of the aqueduct in our society's archives (shgv). Enjoy.
Guy

Lorraine Beaton said...

really nice pictures Guy. It's so nice to see some of these things which have changed so much over the years. It brings back memories of my youth.

Suzanne Olsten said...

Hi I'm new to this blog so is this the 4th ave bridge I used to try to walk on top of this arch bridge when I was a kis back in the late 40..GEE what was I thinking Suzanne Niding

Guy Billard said...

The bridge is actually between 4th and 5th avenue and crosses to Jolicoeur street and thats why it is called the Jolicoeur bridge.
Guy

Les F said...

Oddly enough Guy more people called it the '4th avenue bridge'
Rarely , if ever did I hear anyone call it the Jolicouer Bridge....ever.
Cheers ! HF&RV - Les

Suzanne Olsten said...

So did any of you people know any families on 4th ave between Verdun and Banantyne in the 1940-54 years?? Suzanne

Les F said...

Hi Suzanne ,I am sure that someone here would know families from that area,
Somewhere in our old blogs ,I would think different names have been mentioned,
I will try to find some old blogs topics, if I can where that info might surface.
Cheers ! HF&RV - Les