The rumor is that preliminary investigations show a pervasive infusion of
beer beginning with the top chord and seeping down throught the flange,
weakening (or rather, "drunkening") the concrete strength, and also making
the reinforcing steel "act funny". (Lends new meaning to the oft-seen
direction on drawings to "stagger bars").
Proposals are in process to recommend that beer-resistant concrete
admixtures be applied in future such structures.
From: Caldwell, Stan [mailto:scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2000 12:42 PM
To: 'SEAINT Listserv'
Subject: NASCAR Pedestrian Bridge Collapse
Perhaps I have missed something this week, but I have not seen any posts on
the pedestrian bridge collapse at Lowe's Motor Speedway in North Carolina