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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Sign in to complete account merge. Thank you for verifiying your email address. The overpass on the Boulevard de la Collapsw Concorde Boulevard was built in and was expected to have a collapsw span of 70 years, of which it only lasted Please check your inbox and follow the instructions to confirm your email. Close is collaose division of Postmedia inc. You can always change the information you share with us by editing your profile. These overpasses were put under close scrutiny and closed to all overweight trucks in excess of 20 tonnes.
Please read our Commenting Policy first. There had been warnings from drivers and an inspector who looked at the span just an hour before a metre section of the overpass disintegrated. October 2,”Former Quebec premier to head inquiry into fatal freeway collapse”Montreal Gazette; Canada. Please enter your email below, and we’ll resend the instructions for email verification.
Check your email for your verification email, or enter your email address in the form below to resend the email. Quebec Premier Jean Charest at right in brown coat and other politicians get a tour of the collapsed Concorde overpass on Oct 1, in Laval.
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10 since the de la Concorde overpass collapse: ‘It’s still difficult’ | Montreal Gazette
Three other contributing causes were identified by the committee, but not agreed to by all the experts. In its October report on the de la Concorde Blvd. Please confirm your details below. The government also put detour routes in place, urged commuters to take public transport and to carpool.
Just over a year later, on October 15,the Inquiry Commission released a report of its findings. Postmedia wants to improve your reading experience as well as share the best deals and promotions from our advertisers with you. On that Saturday, around The three main causes of the fracture and subsequent collapse  were:. Already have an account? 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.
Already have an account? On April 17,motorist Claude Simard tells the hearing into the collapse of the de la Concorde overpass that he drove over a chunk of concrete that fell from the overpass before it collapsed. You must verify your email address before signing in.
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10 years later: de la Concorde overpass collapse leads to more frequent inspections
Please confirm your details below. This overpass has since been demolished and replaced with an at-grade intersection.
After the collapse of the overpass, the government moved quickly to rescue survivors, remove the dead, and clear away the debris. By clicking “Create Account”, I hearby grant permission to Postmedia to use my account information to create my account. You can always change the information concordf share with us by editing your profile.
Michel Despres Transport Minister of Quebec stated that it 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 Sign in to your account. Ontario’s premier Dalton McGuinty – “[Quebec officials] tell me there has been an increase, [a] fairly dramatic increase, in demand for the rail. 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.