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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Ottawa’s iconic Rideau Canal now open to skaters. Man unable to bring surrogate children to home to Canada. Ketchup the gift that keeps on giving Air Date: This overpass has since been demolished and replaced with an at-grade intersection.

Top Space stories of Family home destroyed by fire Air Date: The statement-making “World’s Tallest Closet”. These overpasses were put under close scrutiny and closed to all overweight trucks in excess of 20 tonnes.

This was due to a horizontal plane fracture that had slowly grown over the years. Large brawls break out at U.

Tenth anniversary of deadly de la Concorde overpass collapse

Going for a really, really cold dip Air Date: Boy calls cops over his Christmas gift Air Date: Normal traffic flows along Autoroute 19 amount to 57, vehicles per day in both directions. Wikinews has related news: Deer rescued from ice in Chateauguay. When the Quebec Ministry of Transport was contacted regarding blocks of concrete falling onto Autoroute 19 from the Concorde Boulevard overpass above, a patroller was sent to do a sight and sound test collape to gauge whether the road should be closed and to clear away the concrete hazards; this was 30 minutes before the cohcorde.


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 Ovrpass region “. Mom catches son using Alexa to do his homework. Highway overpass collapses near Montreal.

McGill researchers developing biodegradable plastic from shrimp and lobster shells. In Julyincidentally just weeks before the IW Mississippi River bridge collapse, the Quebec department of transports issued a list of overpasses that were considered potentially unsafe.

Top Stories of 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”. As of April28 bridges in Quebec are slated to be demolished due to structural deficiencies, and 25 are to receive major repairs.

The collapsed section crushed two vehicles under it, killing five people and seriously injuring six others who went over the edge while travelling collapde the overpass. At least four dead after bomb strikes tourist bus in Egypt.


Top Legal Stories of Three other contributing causes were identified by the committee, but not agreed to by all the experts.

De la Concorde overpass collapse

Boy survives avalanche and being buried alive for 40 minutes. 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. On October 3,the Government of Quebec called an commission of inquiry to determine the cause of the collapse. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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The commissioners agreed that the overpass collapsed due to shear failure lz the southeast abutment. No one mentioned anything to drivers. On September 30,the de la Concorde Bridge over Highway 19 fell. On that Saturday, around An inquiry learned that signs of the collapse had been spotted an hour before the viaduct came down.