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This paper describes the structural aspects of the collapse of the Concorde overpass, crossing Autoroute 19, in Laval, north of Montréal. The original design and. On 30th September the central ‘drop-in’ span of the de la Concorde highway over-bridge in Laval, Canada, suddenly collapsed onto the. It’s been 10 years Friday since the de la Concorde overpass collapsed in Laval, killing five people and injuring six others.

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Non-profit concerned CAQ’s immigration plan will impact funding, volunteers. This was due to a horizontal plane fracture that had slowly grown over the years. Traffic reporters were advised at Indeed, this overpass was built in the same construction project as the de la Concorde overpass and was later found to have had the same flaws. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Coordinates not on Wikidata.

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Tenth anniversary of deadly de la Concorde overpass collapse

Costs also concodde paying overtime to drivers. Friday marks ten years since the de la Concorde overpass in Laval collapsed, killing five and injuring se more. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

It was closed to traffic less than three hours after the collapse and subsequently demolished. The government also put detour routes in place, urged commuters to take public transport and to carpool.

No one mentioned anything to condorde. 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 The final report names four individuals who were responsible for unprofessional work on the overpass:. As of April28 bridges in Quebec are slated collaps be demolished due to structural deficiencies, and 25 are to receive major repairs.

Report on the Collapse of de la Concorde Overpass in Canada

The fracture allowed the part of the abutment below it to break away from the part above, causing the collapse. On September 30,the de la Concorde Bridge over Highway 19 fell.

The Commission of inquiry. The demolition work of the Concorde Boulevard closed Autoroute 19 for a little under four weeks [3] and caused “motorists [to] get up earlier and use special buses to commute into the city”.

The collapsed colkapse crushed two vehicles under it, killing five people and seriously injuring six others who went over the edge while travelling on the overpass. Three other contributing causes were identified by the committee, but not agreed to by all the experts.


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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 “. Meet the world’s oldest barber at years old Air Date: Boy survives avalanche and being buried alive for 40 minutes.

De la Concorde overpass collapse

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 Reflecting on the roll out of marijuana legalization in Quebec.

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The commissioners agreed that the overpass collapsed due to shear failure in the southeast abutment. Tenth colkapse of deadly de la Concorde overpass collapse.

Ban on wood burning stoves comes into effect cojcorde on October 1. September 30,”Dust settles, questions arise”The Gazette; Canada. 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.