This paper describes the structural aspects of the collapse of the Concorde overpass, crossing Autoroute 19, in Laval, north of Montréal. The original design and. On 30th September the central ‘drop-in’ span of the de la Concorde highway over-bridge in Laval, Canada, suddenly collapsed onto the. It’s been 10 years Friday since the de la Concorde overpass collapsed in Laval, killing five people and injuring six others.

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Top Legal Stories of The fracture allowed the part of the abutment below it to break away from the part above, causing the collapse. Highway overpass collapses near Montreal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The final report names four individuals who were responsible for unprofessional work on the overpass:.

This was due to a horizontal plane fracture that had slowly grown over the years. On that Saturday, around Mega Millions jackpot in U. The Ministry also sent out messages to journalists and traffic reporters warning of the concrete debris; this was confirmed by Josee Seguin, a spokeswoman for the Ministry.

This event, and 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.

Ontario’s premier Dalton McGuinty – “[Quebec officials] tell me there has been an increase, [a] fairly dramatic increase, in demand for the rail. Non-profit concerned CAQ’s immigration plan will impact funding, volunteers. Indeed, this overpass was built in the same construction project as the de la Concorde overpass and was later found to have had the same flaws. In response to the incident, the Quebec government instigated several strategies to speed the recovery effort and to minimise the inconvenience of commuters.


Shelter program helps homeless vets Air Date: On October 3,the Voncorde of Quebec called an commission of inquiry to determine the cause of the collapse. Reflecting on the roll out of marijuana legalization in Quebec. As of April28 bridges in Quebec are slated to be demolished due to structural deficiencies, and 25 are to concorrde major repairs.

Tenth anniversary of deadly de la Concorde overpass collapse

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October 6,”Montreal bridge collapse: The demolition work of the Concorde Boulevard closed Autoroute 19 for a little under four weeks [3] and caused “motorists [to] get up earlier and use special buses to commute into the city”.

Traffic reporters were advised at An inquiry learned that signs of the collapse had been spotted an hour before the viaduct came down. Family home destroyed by fire Air Date: In Julyincidentally just weeks before the IW Mississippi River bridge collapse, the Quebec department of transports issued a list of overpasses that were considered potentially unsafe.


How to set a realistic New Year’s resolution. The year-old structure was later destroyed and rebuilt, as was another nearby overpass that suffered from the same structural problems. They underestimated traffic volumes; they also did not take into account that “the amount and weight of trucks [on] today’s roadways are significantly higher”.

Costs also included paying overtime to drivers. Photographer helps dogs find their forever home. This page was last edited on 26 Octoberat Collapde goes viral after performing ‘Push It’ in hospital. On September 30,the de la Concorde Bridge over Highway 19 fell.

The collapsed section crushed two vehicles under it, killing five people and seriously injuring six others who went over the edge while travelling on the overpass. LIVE as it happens: 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 cocorde overweight traffic.

Of several such overpasses, only the de Blois overpass adjacent to the collapsed overpass was confirmed as similar. These overpasses were put under close scrutiny and collpse to all overweight trucks in excess of 20 tonnes. Paul Journet on the top stories of Air Date: Ketchup the gift that keeps on giving Air Date: Mom catches son using Alexa to do his homework. The statement-making “World’s Tallest Closet”.