The contract for the De la Concorde overpass was awarded in and by , the first reports of problems began to emerge. Here’s a look. Girard was on the off-ramp at De la Concorde and Highway 19 only seconds before the overpass collapsed. He thought his eyes were playing. On 30th September the central ‘drop-in’ span of the de la Concorde highway over-bridge in Laval, Canada, suddenly collapsed onto the.

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Since the De Blois structure had been built the same year as De La Concorde with the same design, it was taken oveprass as a precaution.

The Commission of inquiry. Sign In Create Account. When the Colllapse Ministry of Transport was contacted regarding blocks of concrete falling onto Autoroute 19 from the Concorde Boulevard overpass above, a patroller was sent to do a sight and sound test [6] to gauge whether the road should be closed and to clear away the concrete hazards; this was 30 minutes before the collapse.

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The Ministry also sent out messages to journalists and traffic reporters warning of the concrete debris; this was confirmed by Josee Seguin, a spokeswoman concordf the Ministry. Please check your inbox and follow the instructions to confirm your email. To aid Laval commuters, and to help the province cope with traffic problems, [16] Ontario donated a ” GO Train ” to increase ridership in the wake of the weekend collapse.

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The structural failure killed five people and injured six. You must verify your email address before signing in. October 2,”Former Quebec premier to head inquiry into fatal freeway collapse”Montreal Gazette; Canada. Please confirm your details below. Of several such overpasses, only the de Blois overpass adjacent to the collapsed overpass was confirmed as similar. Accused of consistently putting off repairs to pass balanced budgets, the Quebec government has since increased spending on highways and projects and has increased infrastructure spending for future budgets.


The autoroute was closed for almost four weeks, [3] “disabling an important north-south link between Montreal and its northern suburbs as well as the Laurentian region “. Memos suggest Saudi threats chilled support for Canadian tweets Canada ‘I’m in shock: Fire fighters and rescue workers were forced to wait before searching for more injured because of the danger of the rest of the overpass collapsing.

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Just over a year later, on October 15,the Inquiry Commission released a report of its findings. This was due to a horizontal plane fracture that had slowly grown over the years.

Also, the City of Montreal issued a list of a few overpasses under its own responsibility, citing that those were also under close scrutiny and closed to overweight traffic.

The government also put detour routes in place, urged commuters to take public transport and to carpool. September 30,”Dust settles, questions arise”The Gazette; Canada.

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