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Third bridge identified in Montreal

Research by the Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper has identified a third bridge built at the same time and by the same contractors as both the collapsed bridge in Laval, north of Montreal, and a second bridge at DeBlois, now earmarked for demolition.
The project to build 3km of highway and three bridges began in 1969, and was plagued by strikes and delays. The successful bid was the lowest and work on the overpasses was subcontracted to specialist engineering firms.The Quebec government refused requests by the contractors to extend deadlines, leaving the firms to hire subcontractors to complete the concrete, with heavy fines for late work.The Cliche Commission into corruption in the Canadian construction sector published its report in 1975, acknowledging that the industry was rife with threats and bribes in the early 1970s.

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