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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The information below will be used to optimize the content and make ads across the network more relevant to you. September 30,”Dust settles, questions arise”The Gazette; Canada. Sign In Create 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.

10 years later: de la Concorde overpass collapse leads to more frequent inspections

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October 2,”Former Quebec premier to head inquiry into fatal freeway collapse”Montreal Gazette; Canada. Thank you for verifiying your email address. It was closed to traffic less than three hours after the collapse and subsequently demolished. We didn’t recognize that password reset code.

Your existing password has not been changed. Sign In Create Account. Highway 40 reopened after fatal accident. 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 This overpass has since been demolished and replaced with an at-grade intersection.


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The government also put detour routes in place, urged commuters to take public transport and to carpool. This page was last edited on 26 Octoberat Share Adjust Comment Print. A worker takes pictures, Monday, October 2,at de la Concorde overpass and Highway 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 “.

Emergency workers stand next to vehicles that were on de la Concorde Blvd. At public hearings into de la Concorde Blvd. Postmedia wants to improve your reading experience as well as share the best deals and promotions from our advertisers with you.

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.

Pierre-Marc Johnson delivers the report concords the Johnson Commission looking into the cause of the de la Concorde overpass collapse in Laval at a press conference on October 28, 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.


The Quebec government made it a priority to rescue survivors, remove the dead and the debris from Autoroute 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.

Rescue workers clear debris after collapse of the de la Concorde Blvd. On that Saturday, around Views Read Edit View history.

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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. Sign in to your account. Postmedia wants to improve your reading experience as well as share the best deals and promotions from our advertisers with you. Create a new password. Already have an account?

Enter your email address below 2. 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, 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:.

The structural failure killed five people and injured six. Wait for the instructions to arrive in your inbox 3.