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I happen to know from personal experience that beer does not cause corrosion.  In fact, way back in high school (mid 1960's) I was told that that beer prevents cavities, and can actually improve intelligence by destroying older and weaker brain cells!  Of course, growing up in Wisconsin, beer was a prerequisite to all higher learning.

Now then, who has a serious response to my original query?

Stan the Hockey Fan

Duct tape is like the FORCE.
It has a light side, and a dark side,
and it holds the universe together!

-----Original Message-----
From: Polhemus, Bill [mailto:wlpolhemus(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2000 2:00 PM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: RE: NASCAR Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

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.

-----Original Message-----
From: Caldwell, Stan [mailto:scaldwell(--nospam--at)]
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
last weekend.