The city of Longueuil recently won a judgment against a trucking company three years after a dump truck with its bed up hit a footbridge over Rte. 132.
After the accident, the structure — situated near Normandie St. — was in such bad shape that the city had to demolish it for safety reasons. Entreprise Arguy Inc., the company that owned the dump truck, paid the city an indemnity of about $800,000. Arguy had been subcontracted by Environnement routier NJR Inc. The amount was deemed to be the cost of the structure at the time.
However, the city took both parties to court because it had to spend more money to replace the structure in order to satisfy new provincial norms for such structures. The city demanded an additional sum of $1.4 million to cover some of the cost of rebuilding the structure under the new norms. The budget to rebuild the walkway is actually expected to come to…
Original published: 2018-07-19 20:34:53 Read the full Montreal News here
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