New bridge: Pont Maurice-Richard?
Metro has a dossier this week on the new Champlain bridge, with thoughts on how a major new bridge can become iconic and an outline of the steps taken to design a major new structure. They also polled the public about their feelings on the importance of making the new bridge into a big architectural statement.
The new bridge may be named the pont Maurice-Richard. I have no problem with honouring the Rocket, but two things occur to me: wouldn’t this rub it in that we haven’t had any spectacular hockey star in decades? And what happens to the deleted honour to Champlain – wouldn’t something else have to be found and named after him?