• The Jacques-Cartier Bridge Lights Up

    ON MAY 17 – THE JACQUES CARTIER BRIDGE LIGHTS UP! SPECIAL 30-MINUTE INAUGURATION SHOW
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 9:45 p.m.

    Don’t miss this unique celebration of the Jacques Cartier Bridge illumination for Montreal’s 375th anniversary. Discover the full potential of the lighting effects that LIVING CONNECTIONS will present for the next 10 years. A musical soundtrack created especially for the evening will feature the Orchestre Métropolitain directed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and a dozen up-and-coming Montreal artists. Afterwards, the bridge will return to its regular schedule, with illumination starting every evening at dusk.

    To make the most of this special illumination:

    1. Decide WHERE you want to view it from.

    Here are three suggestions:
    . The Old Port of Montreal, especially the Clock Tower pier
    . Notre-Dame Street, east of the Jacques Cartier Bridge
    . From any of several vantage points on the riverbank on the South Shore, including Marie-Victorin Park in Longueuil

    Please note: the illumination will be symmetrical and identical for viewers on both the east and west sides of the bridge. Unlike the Loto-Québec fireworks, the illumination is only as tall as the bridge, so be sure to be close enough to see everything.

    2. Listen to THE SOUNDTRACK live
    Option 1: Tune your radio to ROUGE FM 107.3 for the live broadcast
    Option 2: Download the AmpMe app, which will automatically synchronize all nearby mobile devices and speakers.

    3. Arrive ON FOOT, BIKE, TAXI, BUS OR METRO (we strongly recommend that you leave your car at home)

    More info at http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/connexions-vivantes-le-pont-jacques-cartier-sallume-spectacle-inaugural-de-30-minutes-41/

    Photo courtesy of the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated

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