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Vaudreuil-Dorion

Video/Photos: St-Charles overpass on Highway 40 demolished

  • A couple watch as  demolition crew tears into the St-Charles overpass in Vaudreuil -Dorion on Saturday, July 19.
    A couple watch as demolition crew tears into the St-Charles overpass in Vaudreuil -Dorion on Saturday, July 19.
    Photo credit: Peter McCabe, The Gazette

The old St-Charles overpass over Highway 40 in Vaudreuil-Dorion was demolished Saturday night.

The structure, which is being replaced with a new wider overpass, was destroyed by work crews between 10:30 p.m. and shortly after midnight on Sunday morning.

Heavy machinery – mechanical shovels and jackhammers – attacked the concrete span that straddles the highway along its length, turning it into piles of rubble.

The event attracted a small audience of spectators.

The highway was completely closed to traffic from Exit 3 on Highway 30 and Exit 35 on Highway 40. Vehicles were rerouted around the area via De la Gare Blvd. and part of Cité des Jeunes Blvd.

To view all the photos, click on the arrows under the main image.

Photos by Peter McCabe, The Gazette

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