Concrete keeps falling off the Gardiner Expressway

Concrete keeps falling off the Gardiner Expressway

The scene at the Gardiner Expressway yesterday (Image: Christopher Drost) 

Driving downtown in rush hour is already nerve-racking, and now drivers have the added bonus of worrying about concrete falling off the Gardiner Expressway. On Monday, a 46-centimetre chunk of the 60-year-old highway dropped onto Lower Jarvis Street, and just after rush hour on Thursday morning, a second concrete nugget landed directly in front of a vehicle at Parkside Drive. No one was injured and the roadway hasn’t yet attained Montreal levels of decrepitude, but it’s still kind of scary—especially considering this is an ongoing problem. Still, John Bryson, manager of structures and expressways for the city, told the National Post the structure is sound and he’d “drive under the Gardiner in a convertible with the roof down.” Meanwhile, condo developers breathe a sigh of relief since the debris falling from the heavens has nothing to do with them for a change. [National Post]