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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Ketchup the gift that keeps on giving Air Date: The Ministry also sent out messages to journalists ovsrpass traffic reporters warning of the concrete debris; this was confirmed by Josee Seguin, a spokeswoman for the Ministry. Normal traffic flows along Autoroute 19 amount to 57, vehicles per day in both directions.

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Shadow puppets at the McCord Air Date: On September 30,the de la Concorde Bridge over Highway 19 fell.

Tenth anniversary of deadly de la Concorde overpass collapse

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The Monday October 2 following the collapse, as everyone was trying to get to work, three major expressways into Montreal from Laval were gridlocked with vehicle line-ups stretching for kilometres. McGill researchers developing biodegradable plastic from shrimp and lobster shells. Tenth anniversary of deadly de la Concorde overpass collapse. VR and apps for tots Air Date: 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 [6] to gauge whether the road should be closed and to clear away the concrete hazards; this was 30 minutes before the collapse.

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De la Concorde overpass collapse

The fracture allowed the part of the abutment below ckllapse to break away from the part above, causing the collapse. Meet Jacqueline Pierre, the Longueuil police officer working a musical beat.

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After the collapse of the overpass, the government moved quickly to rescue survivors, remove the dead, and clear away the debris. The final report names four individuals who were responsible for unprofessional work on the overpass:. On October 3,the Government of Quebec called an commission of inquiry to determine the cause of the collapse. Also, the City of Montreal issued a list of a few overpasses under its own responsibility, citing that those were also concord close scrutiny and closed to overweight traffic.


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 year-old structure was later destroyed and rebuilt, as was another nearby overpass that suffered from the same structural problems.

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

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In response to the incident, the Quebec government instigated several strategies to speed the recovery effort and to minimise the inconvenience of commuters. The Quebec government made it a priority to rescue survivors, remove the dead and concorve debris from Autoroute A rollercoaster year for Habs fans Air Date: No one mentioned anything to drivers.