Full disclosure, this bridge is not exactly on the same level of the Brooklyn or Golden Gate Bridge. It’s an ugly overpass that basically divides two neighbourhoods in Montreal; Little Italy and Mile End. But bear with me, it’s not really the bridge itself that is the subject of this post, but what there’s to see and do on and around it.
I strongly recommend taking a stroll on the bridge during sunset. The view of Mile End is amazing and almost a bit poetic. The eye catcher however is ‘Walla Volla’, created by artist Ola Volla, one of the many murals in Montreal.
Take the stairs down and you’re in Parc Linéaire du Réseau Vert, an excellent spot to read a book, chill with your friends or tone your muscles in the exercise area.
Once fully rested, you can follow the 3 km long path alongside the train tracks. Facing the tracks; if you go left, the path takes you all the way down to the shops and restaurants on Masson Street in Vieux-Rosemont. If you prefer right, the shorter end of the path, it takes you to Van Horne skate park.
This post comes with a game called ‘Spot Your Local Spotter in the Photo’. If you can find me in the photo, you win absolutely nothing. But it’s fun!