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There is also an article in Structural Engineering International, Volume 10, No. 4, November 2000, with new findings to the cause of the structural failure.

Regards,

Gunnar Hafsteinn Isleifsson
Denmark

P.S.
If you can read danish there is a summary at the following link:
http://www.ing.dk/arkiv/001103/brokollaps.html


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)san.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 05:45
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse


There was a nova or discovery special that highlighted the Tacoma bridge as
well as several others of similar design and the problems, retrofits, etc.
It's been a while but was a great program.  You might try the Nova or
Discovery (maybe PBS) web sites.

Paul Feather
----- Original Message -----
From: "Drew Morris" <dmorris(--nospam--at)alaska.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 8:18 PM
Subject: Re: Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse


> k s raghavan wrote:
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > 1. Is there a final technical report covering all the aspects of failure
> > which is
> > accepted by all the experts.
> >
>
> I don't know, although there are references on the Internet as you
> discovered.  There may have been a report after the collapse in 1940 (?).
>
>
> >
> > 2. Is it possible to construct a new bridge that would behave in the
> > same way as the ill fated bridge.
> >
>
> Yes, but why.  There is a bridge in Maine that had similar dynamic
> problems.  They ended up adding something to the cables or rails to change
> the aerodynamics.  Sorry this isn't very clear, it was in an article I
read
> some years back.
>
>
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