A bridge of light

2015

Interactive light show to illuminate Jacques Cartier Bridge for Montréal’s 375th anniversary.

It has been an iconic part of our landscape for 85 years. Arching over the St. Lawrence, its green steel trusses and distinctive silhouette symbolize Montréal to the world.

In 2017, to mark the 150 th anniversary of Confederation and the 375th of Montréal, the Jacques Cartier Bridge will be the focus of a major interactive illumination project. Its grand architecture will be celebrated by visual artists from Moment Factory and six other multimedia and lighting studios based in Montréal (Ambiances Design Productions, ATOMIC3, Éclairage Public / Ombrages, Lucion Média, Réalisations Inc. and UDO Design).

Entitled Living Connections, the project is designed with lighting that is activated in real time by the seasons and by the energy of the city. Different kinds of data (road traffic, virtual exchanges, weather patterns) will trigger changes in the movement, speed and intensity of the illuminations. Residents of Montréal will perceive, in real time, the true pulse of their city.

This innovative concept fuses art and technology to celebrate our urban heritage and spotlight the dynamism and creativity of Montréal artists. This is sure to be an attraction that touches the hearts of local residents and visitors alike.

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