Seems all of Quebec's infrastructure is becomming suspect.........as a motorist get's lucky (or unlucky) when a chunk of concrete air-conditions the roof of his car.....Yikes!!A motorist escaped injury Monday when a concrete chunk fall off the Champlain Bridge.
A St. Constant driver had the scare of his life earlier Monday when a 40-centimetre slab of concrete fell from an overpass on Highway 132 near the south side of the Champlain Bridge and smashed his windshield.
The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. as the driver was heading west near the access road to Highway 10, said Caroline Larose, a spokesperson for Transports Québec.
The concrete chunk ended up on the passenger seat, the driver did not lose control of the car, and he called police.
The concrete came from the section that holds the guardrails on the ramp, and was not part of the infrastructure that sustains the bridge, Larose said.
The bridge’s main load-bearing beams are made of steel, she reported.
However, two of three westbound lanes on the 132 were closed as two teams of departmental technicians were sent to inspect the structure to ensure it is safe, Larose said. One lane remains open.
“We’re grateful that nobody