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West Kelowna overpass, retaining wall has collapsed.

Postby RR24K » Nov 20th, 2011, 10:39 am

I hope no one was under it at the time link to follow.
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby the truth » Nov 20th, 2011, 10:45 am

wow thats no good
so much for quality control
who was the contractor for this project and fire the engineer that gave it the green light
hope no one got hurt
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby DaveC » Nov 20th, 2011, 10:46 am

Really hope no one was hurt!

Anyone got pics yet?
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby BoB76 » Nov 20th, 2011, 10:47 am

Knowing Castanet it something unrelated to what actually happened. Probably the road leading up to it has a sink hole or something like that and Kelly did one of his super headlines again.
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby eMeM » Nov 20th, 2011, 10:49 am

From what I understand it the side of it has slid onto the highway. My hubby had to go into town this morning and called to tell me about it about half an hour ago. Apparently the cops are there directing traffic.

ETA: Sorry, I didn't realize Castanet had finally run a story about it.
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby RR24K » Nov 20th, 2011, 10:49 am

RR24K wrote:I hope no one was under it at the time link to follow.



Here a link http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-st ... .htm#67527
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby squiggly » Nov 20th, 2011, 10:52 am

Part of the concrete block wall directly underneath the overpass on the western end has collapsed onto the outside lane of the highway, exposing rebar and the foundation of the support for the overpass on that side. Traffic for Westbank bound vehicles is being diverted via the offramp and onramp for Westside Road. The actual overpass is blocked off completely. I would think it will need a full safety inspection to determine if the footing is sound or not.
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby butcher99 » Nov 20th, 2011, 10:58 am

Would all you people who took cheap shots at the ndp on every project that had a bump care to log in now and take those same cheap shots at the BC liberals and their PPP projects? The bridge is having problems the new overpass is no longer an overpass. Come on all you guys, pile on.
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby the truth » Nov 20th, 2011, 10:59 am

nothing gets done in this town on sundays all the vip"s will
look into it first thing monday afternoon :ohmygod:
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby djh1 » Nov 20th, 2011, 11:01 am

WFN should be responsible for 100% of the repair costs.
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby RR24K » Nov 20th, 2011, 11:05 am

djh1 wrote:WFN should be responsible for 100% of the repair costs.


Only if they are contractor & engineers who Okayed.
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby Snarf » Nov 20th, 2011, 11:07 am

I bet it was the quake we had, lol
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby dbouliane » Nov 20th, 2011, 11:10 am

Probably frost heaves, since this is the first cold snap below -10 that the overpass had to endure...
Drainage must not have been designed properly.
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby watchkat » Nov 20th, 2011, 11:11 am

a bit off topic, but regarding construction..........
Does anyone else wonder at the smaller bricks (beige and brown) that are holding all the dirt back in other areas of this construction. I saw all the pallets and they sure look like ordinary brick and they seem to be used further down on the other commercial subdivision building area at Old Ok highway north of the Husky on the reserve.

I have long been curious how they place those bricks without apparent tiebacks or mortar. Am I missing something? I know usually the huge concrete retaining blocks not only interlock, but have t shaped tie backs molded into some of them which are buried to stop shifting. These smaller bricks don't appear to have anything like that for added support.

I watched down by the Commercial Estate subdivision and they got that wall up in days and there was no concrete involve that I could see.

I hope they review those brick retaining walls by the overpass also.
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Re: West Kelowna overpass has collapsed

Postby GoStumpy » Nov 20th, 2011, 11:11 am

Holy ****.

Looking forward to why/how this happened!
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