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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Please confirm your details below. 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.

Indeed, this overpass was concrde in the overpasss construction project as the de la Concorde overpass and was later found to have had the same flaws. We’ve sent an email with instructions to create a new overpasx. The Monday October 2 following the collapse, as everyone was trying to get to work, three major expressways into Montreal from Laval were gridlocked with vehicle line-ups stretching for kilometres. Enter your email address below 2. On April 17,motorist Claude Simard tells the hearing into the collapse of the de la Concorde overpass collapse he drove over a chunk of concrete that fell from the overpass before it collapsed.

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, [6] last being May Check your email for your verification email, or enter your email address in the form below to resend the email. The Quebec government made it a priority to rescue survivors, remove the dead and the debris from Autoroute Sorry, we could not verify your email address.


The government also put detour routes in place, urged commuters to take public transport and to carpool.

Highway 40 reopened after fatal accident. 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 “. In response to the incident, the Quebec government instigated several strategies to speed the recovery effort and to minimise the inconvenience of commuters. Normal traffic flows along Autoroute 19 amount to 57, vehicles per day in both directions.

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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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Your existing password has not been changed. 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. Ocncorde its October report on the de la Concorde Blvd. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, the commission that investigated the accident did blame the Quebec Transport Ministry for failing to take the necessary steps to fix the structure.


You must verify your email address before signing in. Check your email for your verification email, or enter your email address in the form below to resend the email. Rescue workers clear debris after collapse of the de la Concorde Blvd. The design of the overpass was considered innovative at the time; however, this design made it nearly impossible to inspect thoroughly, as the entire deck would have had to be removed for such an inspection.

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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, These overpasses were put under close scrutiny and closed to all overweight trucks in excess of 20 tonnes. I also accept and agree to be bound by Postmedia’s Terms and Conditions with respect to my use of the Site and I have read and understand Postmedia’s Privacy Statement.

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We’ve sent you an email with instructions to comcorde a new password. Wait collaps the instructions to arrive in your inbox 3. Sign in to your account. 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.