Was barreling down Hwy 138, which is for many the prefered north shore of the Saint Lawrence route between Montreal and Quebec. This was my annual return from NB by car trip with the four girls and myself at the wheel. Noticed a strange thing: The Quebecers have taken down all their bridges. We were shooting down this one hill near Portneuve, when I noticed the usual no-bridge over the river, and detour sign, I hit the brakes only to find I had no pedal. Got that under control and started looking for a garage for repairs and had to cross 2 no-bridges to get there. The amusing part was that any attempt to request the location of further no-bridges from locals got one stares of imcomprehension, apparently because "where are the no-bridges" is some kind of logical contradiction.
OK, the serious message is that Quebec suffered a tragic bridge failure in Montreal a few years back, and as a result is looking at the engineering of all their bridge stock. Some bridges, as on the 138, have continued to fall down in the normal course, and there remain some bridges that have yet to fall down. If you are planing a trip expect some detours or preferably get some reliable information about the best routes to take.