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On Wed, 12 Jun 1996, David Owens wrote:

> At 09:16 AM 6/12/96 -0600, Christopher Wright wrote:
> >>fine. The most common reason given for switching to LRFD is that it results
> >>in slimmer, more efficient designs.
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> As in Tacoma Narrows, perhaps?

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse was a design and systems-oriented 
problem.  Torsion can be limited somewhat by increasing member sizes, 
but can by understanding overall geometry and behavioral response.
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