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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Ontario’s premier Dalton McGuinty – “[Quebec officials] tell me there has been an increase, [a] fairly dramatic increase, in demand for the rail. Normal traffic flows along Autoroute 19 amount to 57, vehicles per day in both directions. The collapsed section crushed two vehicles under it, killing five people and seriously injuring six others who went over the edge while travelling on the overpass.

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Montreal driver dies after car plunges off highway overpass. 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. Emergency workers stand next to vehicles that were on de la Concorde Blvd. Please enter your email below, and we’ll send you a new code to reset your password. Your account has been reactivated.


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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, 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. A worker takes pictures, Monday, October 2,at de la Concorde overpass and Highway On that Saturday, around By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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We’ve sent you an email with instructions to create a clolapse password. Just over a year later, on October 15,the Inquiry Commission released a report of its findings. On October 3,the Government of Quebec called an commission of inquiry to determine the cause of the collapse.

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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, Three conclrde contributing causes were identified by the committee, but not agreed to by all the experts. In response to the incident, the Quebec government instigated several strategies to speed the recovery effort and to minimise the inconvenience of commuters.


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Related Highway 40 reopened after fatal accident Poll: Thank you for verifiying your email address. Please enter your email below, and we’ll send you a new code to reset your password. Your existing password has not been changed. After the collapse of the overpass, the oberpass moved quickly to rescue survivors, remove the dead, and clear away the debris. Wikinews has related news: Please enter your email below, and we’ll resend the instructions for email verification.

Create a new password. 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. A recent investigation has concluded that corruption is rife in Quebec road-building.

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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”.