Three Quebec insurance companies are suing the province for $62,000, saying the government is responsible for the deadly collapse of the de la Concorde overpass in 2006.

La Personnelle, La Capitale and Aviva want Quebec to cover the cost of their car-insurance payouts, a spokeswoman for La Capitale told CTV News on Tuesday.

The suit is restricted to material damages to six cars that were crushed when a massive section of the 40-year-old Laval overpass fell onto motorists on Sept. 30, 2006.

Five people were killed and a number of others were injured.

A public inquiry found that the de la Concorde overpass was poorly designed.

It has since been demolished and rebuilt.