CONCORDE OVERPASS COLLAPSE PDF

The de la Concorde Overpass over Autoroute 19 in Laval, Quebec, collapsed on September 30, , killing five and injuring six. The Government of Quebec convened a commission to investigate. The bridge was an unusual side-by-side prestressed box girder configuration designed and built between and The ends of the girders rested on cast-in-place concrete cantilevers extending out from the abutments. The bridge was an unusual structure, difficult to inspect, and no more bridges of this type were built in Canada after

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Friday marks the 10th anniversary of one of the most shocking tragedies in recent Quebec history. A section of an overpass in Laval collapsed, killing five people, injuring six others, calling the integrity of the province's entire road network into question — and causing thousands of Quebecers to look up whenever they ride underneath an overpass.

Just before noon on Saturday, Sept. Moments later, a metre section of it completely collapsed, crushing five people to death in their cars on Highway Six people riding on the overpass itself suggered injuries as their vehicles plunged to the roadway below. One man was killed, and two others were hurt on the Laurentian Autoroute.

The overpass was under construction at the time. One, the lack of proper funding, because successive Quebec governments were continuously cutting back on the amount of money they were putting in to road and infrastructure repairs on an annual basis; shoddy workmanship; and really, just a lack of inspection and a lack of monitoring.

But are the roads really much safer than they were a decade ago? Leckner says that while nothing is foolproof, the Quebec government has put more money and inspectors to work to maintain the road network, and to identify at-risk overpasses. A year-long public inquiry headed by former Quebec premier Pierre-Marc Johnson was called to look into the disaster.

It concluded that no single entity was to blame for the collapse — that it was a combination of several factors. The report noted the overpass was poorly designed, with concrete which couldn't withstand things risk road salt or our constant freeze-thaw cycles. Even before the final report was tabled, Johnson announced that bridges and overpasses needed urgent repairs — or outright demolition. Bombardier Aviation to layoff employees. Bombardier to gradually cut 2, employees due to COVID The majority of these reductions will affect manufacturing activities in Canada.

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Autoroute 19 de la Concorde Overpass

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. 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 ". 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. 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. 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 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 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.

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10 years after Concorde overpass collapse, are things any better?

Friday marks the 10th anniversary of one of the most shocking tragedies in recent Quebec history. A section of an overpass in Laval collapsed, killing five people, injuring six others, calling the integrity of the province's entire road network into question — and causing thousands of Quebecers to look up whenever they ride underneath an overpass. Just before noon on Saturday, Sept. Moments later, a metre section of it completely collapsed, crushing five people to death in their cars on Highway Six people riding on the overpass itself suggered injuries as their vehicles plunged to the roadway below. One man was killed, and two others were hurt on the Laurentian Autoroute. The overpass was under construction at the time.

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De la Concorde overpass collapse

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