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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The three main causes of the fracture and subsequent collapse [18] were:.

Ontario’s premier Dalton McGuinty – “[Quebec officials] tell me there has been an increase, [a] fairly dramatic increase, in demand for the rail. Suspected leader of Lev Tahor, three others charged with kidnapping conxorde minors in NY.

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The year-old structure was later destroyed and rebuilt, as was another nearby overpass that suffered from the same structural problems. Johnson dropped a bombshell even before he tabled his report, when he announced in the summer of that bridges and overpasses needed to be demolished or urgently repaired. The commissioners agreed that the overpass collapsed due to shear failure in the southeast abutment.

De la Concorde overpass collapse – Wikipedia

This was due to a horizontal plane fracture that had slowly grown over the years. Friday marks ten years since the de la Concorde overpass in Laval collapsed, killing five and injuring six more. Wikinews has related news: Mom catches son using Alexa to do his homework.

The final report names four individuals who were responsible for unprofessional work on the overpass:. Collpase overpass ce near Montreal. 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 collapsw it only lasted Costs also included paying overtime to drivers. Tenth anniversary of deadly de la Concorde overpass collapse.


The government also put detour routes in place, urged commuters to take public transport and to carpool. Man unable to bring surrogate children to home to Canada. Three other contributing causes were identified by the committee, but not agreed to by all the experts.

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Montreal’s Wurtele twins appointed Air Date: This page was last edited on 26 Octoberat Family’s hospital room performance goes viral. NYE celebrations around the world. It was closed to traffic less than three hours after ovetpass collapse and subsequently demolished.

From Wikipedia, overppass free encyclopedia. Cannabis comes to Canada. Michel Despres Transport Minister of Quebec stated that it was inspected once a year, and got a more in-depth inspection once ovrpass three years, as per the usual inspection requirements in Quebec, [6] last being May October 2,”Failure highlights aging infrastructure, critics contend”CanWest News Service, Ottawa Citizenarchived from the original on April 7,retrieved November 8, Artuso, A.

Highway overpass collapses near Montreal The De la Concorde overpass collapse occurred at a bridge over Quebec Autoroute 19 near MontrealQuebecCanadaat midday on September 30, How to set a realistic New Year’s resolution.

Report on the Collapse of de la Concorde Overpass in Canada

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”. Of several such overpasses, only the de Blois overpass adjacent to the collapsed overpass was confirmed as similar.


After the collapse of the overpass, the government moved quickly to rescue survivors, remove the dead, and clear away the debris.

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Tenth anniversary of deadly de la Concorde overpass collapse

The fracture allowed the part of the abutment below it to break away from the part above, causing the collapse. A rollercoaster year for Habs fans Collapze Date: Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Coordinates not on Wikidata.

Origins of Christmas on display Air Date: Meet the world’s oldest barber at years old Air Date: Family concordd destroyed by fire Air Date: When the Quebec Ministry of Transport was contacted regarding clolapse of concrete falling onto Autoroute 19 from the Concorde Boulevard overpass above, a patroller was sent to do a sight and sound test [6] to gauge whether the road should be closed and to clear away the concrete hazards; this was 30 minutes before the collapse.