Bridge under construction collapses in Ontario

| Monday, November 12, 2007

Another bridge has collapsed, this time on a rural Canadian highway.

Six construction workers were injured but no one was killed during the collapse Saturday, Nov. 10, of the Bruce County Highway 86 bridge. The bridge is near the farming community of Lucknow, Ontario, 120 miles west of Toronto, Canadian news sources reported.

Fifteen workers were pouring cement on the bridge over Eighteen Mile Creek when the collapse occurred. The bridge was being built to replace an aging bridge nearby and was 80 percent complete.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is investigating.

The integrity of bridges is still very much on people’s minds since the tragic collapse Aug. 1 of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis. That collapse killed 13 people and injured approximately 100.

In September 2006, five people were killed in Laval, Quebec, when two vehicles were crushed by a collapsed overpass.

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