How the Kosciuszkos Bridge collapsed in the span of a week
A massive crane collapse that ripped through a massive section of the Kosceszko Bridge overpass on Sunday, killing two workers, has been ruled an accident by Quebec’s provincial government.
The massive crane, which was transporting a massive metal plate to be used for a new bridge, went airborne at 6:20 a.m.
(1:20 p.m.) on Sunday when the section of bridge under construction was in the process of being lifted.
It plunged at a speed of about 45 metres per second, tearing a large portion of the bridge apart.
The crash happened at a bridge that has been the site of major construction projects since the early 2000s.
The span, which spans 1.8 kilometres (0.4 miles), has a total length of 1,054 metres.
The bridge is one of the busiest in the province, handling more than 20,000 vehicles a day.
The cause of the collapse has not yet been determined.
The highway was closed from the southbound side of the highway to the westbound side until about 4 p..m., according to the province.
The area is also heavily patrolled, so it is not yet clear if there is a threat to public safety.