New overpass already requires work

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A Montreal overpass built just a year and a half ago and cost $2-million is already in need of serious repairs.

The structure on Henri-Bourassa East near Highway 40 was completed in December 2012, but an inspection last November revealed that water was already seeping into the surface.

The problem is located in the overpass's expansion joints.

The city says it is aware of the problem. It assures the public that there is no immediate danger but repairs are necessary.

The city would not comment otherwise, but it is mulling whether or not to take Congeres, the company that built the overpass, to court.

The city plans to spend $118-million over the next four years on maintaning and repairing its bridges, tunnels and overpasses.

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  1. Dollard Guy posted on 05/16/2014 05:42 PM
    Surprise, surprise!!! and the reporter says that: " The city would not comment otherwise, but it is mulling whether or not to take Congeres, the company that built the overpass, to court." What is there to think about?? Who owns Congeres???????
  2. Steve posted on 05/16/2014 09:26 PM
    Seems to me that the City like other Agencies should require a warranty from the contractor on all completed for a minimum of two. I as a City Engineer for a local town in the US requires this on all work completed with public dollars and have called the contractor back on corrective work on numerous occasions.

    Probably proper inspections would have been beneficial also!
  3. ric posted on 05/16/2014 10:42 PM
    What do you mean the city is MULLING about taking Congeres to court? There should be no repairs, someone should build a new overpass and bill them. Plus this scam company should never get another contract again.
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