Samuel De Champlain Bridge

Montreal, Quebec

Spanning over two miles (three km) across the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the Samuel de Champlain bridge is a modern symbol of the thriving city of Montreal. As part of the design-build team commissioned to conceive and construct this dramatic cable stayed bridge, HLB spent over five years meticulously developing a complex dynamic lighting design that visually represents the diverse population that calls both Montreal and Canada home.

The lighting system carries the dynamic movement of light along the entire length and up the inner faces of the cable stay tower. Combined, these two elements provide a nighttime presence capable of both subtle and dynamic lighting scenes that are visible from downtown Montreal and the surrounding communities.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Digital Media
  • Light Art
  • Lighting Controls
  • Lighting Regulations
  • Bridges
  • 2.1 miles | 3.4 km
    $4.2 B
  • T.Y. Lin International
    Donald MacDonald Architects
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Award of Merit
  • LIT Lighting Design Award for Bridges and Public Infrastructure Lighting / Light Art
  • Photos: Feinknopf Photography | Video: Drone Studio