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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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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. October 2,”Failure highlights aging infrastructure, critics contend”CanWest News Service, Ottawa Citizenarchived from the original on April 7,retrieved November 8, Artuso, A.

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Wait for the instructions to arrive in your inbox 3. 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”. Documents used in the inquiry sit on a table in front.


Remembering Laval overpass tragedy, five years later

Indeed, this overpass was built in the overoass construction project as the de la Concorde overpass and was later found to have had the same flaws. Check your email for your verification email, or enter your email address in the form below to resend the email. Already have an account?

We’ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Memos suggest Saudi threats chilled support for Canadian tweets Canada ‘I’m in shock: 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, You must verify your email address before signing in. Sign in to your account.

I consent to the collection, use, maintenance, and disclosure of my information in accordance with the Postmedia’s Privacy Policy. Highway overpass collapses near Montreal The De la Concorde overpass collapse occurred at a bridge over Oveepass Autoroute 19 near MontrealQuebecCanadaat midday on September 30, The overpass on the Boulevard de la Concorde Concorde Boulevard was built in and was expected concorrde have a life span of 70 years, of which it only lasted Wait for the instructions to arrive in your inbox 3.

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On October 3,the Government of Quebec called an commission of inquiry to determine the cause of cincorde collapse. The fracture allowed the part of the abutment below it to break away from the part above, causing the collapse. Your account has been reactivated. Sorry, we could not verify your email address.


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In response to the incident, the Quebec government instigated several strategies to speed the recovery effort and to minimise the inconvenience of commuters. We’ve sent you an email with instructions to create a new password. By clicking “Create Account”, I hearby grant permission to Postmedia to use my account information to create my account.

Share Adjust Comment Print. Just over a year later, on October 15,the Inquiry Commission released a report of its findings.

Already have an account? It has been 10 years since the de la Concorde overpass collapsed on Highway 19 in Laval, killing five people underneath and injuring six others who were on the overpass. Share Adjust Comment Print. Close is a division of Postmedia inc. The Ministry also sent out messages to journalists and traffic reporters warning of clncorde concrete debris; this was confirmed by Josee Seguin, a spokeswoman for the Ministry.