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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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. When the Quebec 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  to gauge whether the road should be closed colla;se to clear away the concrete hazards; this was 30 minutes before the collapse.
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October 2,”Former Quebec premier to head inquiry into fatal freeway collapse”Montreal Gazette; Canada. Since the De Blois structure had been built the same year as De La Concorde with the same design, it was taken down as a precaution.
Highway overpass collapses near Montreal. Please enter your email below, and we’ll send you a new code to reset your password. Overlass workers stand next to vehicles that were on de la Concorde Blvd. We didn’t recognize that password reset code. These overpasses were put under close scrutiny and closed to all overweight trucks in excess of 20 tonnes.
Check your email for your verification email, or enter your email address in the form below to resend the email. Highway 40 reopened after fatal accident. Montreal Gazette transit journalist Andy Riga interviewed Marc LaForge, from the Societe de transport de Lavalabout the transport department suing Transport Quebec to pay for all these extra services:.
Michel Despres Transport Minister of Quebec stated that overapss was inspected once a year, and got a more in-depth inspection once every three years, as per the usual inspection requirements in Quebec,  last being May Emergency workers stand next to vehicles that were on Concorde overpass when it collapsed Sept 30, in Laval.
This event, collapss another similar overpass collapse inhave increased scrutiny of Quebec’s infrastructure and has led to increased efforts to detect signs of wear in aged structures.
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Construction cranes move into place after a section of de la Concorde Boulevard in Laval collapsed onto Highway 19 in this file photo taken Saturday, September 30, Rescue workers clear debris after collapse of the de la Concorde Blvd.
Montreal driver dies after car plunges off highway overpass. However, the commission that investigated the accident did blame the Quebec Transport Ministry for failing to take the necessary steps to fix the structure. October 2,”Failure highlights aging infrastructure, critics contend”CanWest News Service, Ottawa Citizenarchived from the original on April 7,retrieved November 8, Artuso, A.
De la Concorde overpass collapse
Please confirm your details below. Sign In Create Account. Pierre-Marc Johnson delivers the report of the Johnson Commission looking into the cause of the de la Concorde overpass collapse in Laval at a press conference on October 28,