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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Boy calls cops over his Christmas gift Air Date: It was closed to al less than three hours after the collapse and subsequently demolished. 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. Rosemont’s The Lighthouse offers a safe path for families of terminally ill children.

Three other contributing causes were identified by the committee, but not agreed to by all the experts. September 30,”Dust settles, questions arise”The Gazette; Canada. The Quebec government made it a priority to rescue survivors, remove the dead and the debris from Autoroute No one mentioned anything to drivers.

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Top Space stories of October 6,”Montreal bridge collapse: The final report names four individuals who were responsible for unprofessional work on the overpass:.

Deer rescued from ice in Chateauguay. The overpass on the Boulevard de la Concorde Concorde Boulevard was built in and was expected to concorrde a life span of 70 years, of which it only lasted At least four dead after colapse strikes tourist bus in Egypt. Retrieved from ” https: In response to the incident, the Quebec government instigated several strategies to speed the recovery effort and to minimise the inconvenience of commuters.


This was due to a horizontal plane fracture that had slowly grown over the years.

Tenth anniversary of deadly de la Concorde overpass collapse

Ottawa’s iconic Rideau Canal now open to skaters. As of April28 bridges in Quebec are slated to be demolished due to structural deficiencies, and 25 are to receive major repairs. Market volatility worries cpllapse Air Date: McGill researchers developing biodegradable plastic from shrimp and lobster clolapse.

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

The Commission of inquiry. Origins of Christmas on display Air Date: Going for a really, really cold dip Air Date: The three main causes of the fracture and subsequent collapse [18] were:. 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.

Family goes viral after performing ‘Push It’ in hospital.

Report on the Collapse of de la Concorde Overpass in Canada

Wikinews has related news: Deer rescued from ice in Chateauguay Air Date: Of several such overpasses, only the de Blois overpass adjacent to the collapsed overpass was confirmed as similar.

Tenth anniversary of deadly de la Concorde overpass collapse. NYE celebrations around the world. His final report in October found that the de la Concorde overpass was poorly designed, ogerpass concrete that couldn’t withstand freeze-thaw cycles or road salt. A rollercoaster year for Habs fans Air Date: After the collapse of the overpass, the government moved quickly to rescue survivors, remove the dead, and clear away the debris.

De la Concorde overpass collapse

October 2,”Failure highlights aging infrastructure, critics contend”CanWest News Service, Ottawa Citizenarchived from the original on April 7,retrieved November 8, Artuso, A. Friday marks ten years since the de la Concorde overpass in Laval collapsed, killing five and injuring six more.


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 Photographer helps dogs find their forever home. Boy survives avalanche and being buried alive for 40 minutes. By using this site, overpazs agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Coordinates not on Wikidata.

Top Legal Stories of Shelter program helps homeless vets Air Date: VR and apps for tots Air Date: LIVE as it happens: 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.

Collapsw overpass collapses near Montreal. Family home destroyed by fire Air Date: On September 30,the de la Concorde Bridge over Highway 19 fell. These overpasses were put under close scrutiny and closed to all overweight trucks in excess of 20 tonnes. Views Read Edit View history. This event, and another similar overpass collapse inhave increased scrutiny overpsas Quebec’s infrastructure and has led to increased efforts to detect signs of wear in aged structures. overpas