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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As neatly as if it had been sawn, a section of an overpass on Laval’s de la Concorde Blvd. Since the De Blois structure had been built the same year as De La Concorde with the same design, it was taken down as a precaution. 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 How fraudsters use concoorde soldiers to prey on lonely hearts over the holidays Canada ‘No one is going to stick their neck out’: The collqpse agreed that the overpass collapsed due to shear failure in the southeast abutment.
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We’ve sent you an email with instructions to create a new password. The overpass on the Boulevard de la Concorde Concorde Boulevard was built in and was expected to have a life span of 70 years, of which it only lasted We didn’t recognize that password reset code. Sorry, we could not verify your email address. Thank you for verifiying your email address. Accused of consistently putting off repairs to pass balanced budgets, the Quebec government has since increased spending on highways and projects and has increased infrastructure spending for future budgets.
The information below will be used ovfrpass optimize the content and make ads across the network more relevant to you. Sign in to complete account merge. 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. As of April collaose, 28 bridges in Quebec are slated to be demolished due to structural deficiencies, and 25 are to receive major repairs.
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By clicking “Create Account”, I hearby grant permission to Postmedia to use my account information to create my account. Related Highway 40 reopened after fatal accident Poll: 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.
Views Read Edit View history. After the collapse of the overpass, the government moved quickly collxpse rescue survivors, remove the dead, and clear away the debris.
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To aid Laval commuters, and to help the province cope with traffic problems,  Ontario donated a ” GO Train ” to increase ridership in the wake of the weekend collapse. Emergency workers stand next to vehicles that were on de la Concorde Blvd.
Please confirm your details below. This page was last edited on 26 Octoberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A recent investigation has concluded that corruption is rife in Quebec road-building. Enter your email address below 2. 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. Please check your inbox and follow the instructions to confirm your email.