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RE: MacArthur Maze Fire Collapse and Reconstruction-

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If I understand correctly. The contention is, from previous articles, if the
same event happened again, then the bridge will potentially fail more
rapidly. Plus Caltrans would be happy to replace the bridge yet again, for
the same fee.

Further Caltrans wasn't prepared for the potential of any bridge failures,
and only set to design when the collapse occurred. Nor did it have the
resources to replace the bridge and went out to tender.

It thus has no capability to influence a reconstruct period of less than 17
days, for any other future bridge failure. It is thus led by its suppliers,
rather than being a harsh and demanding client/buyer. And the contention is
that it doesn't perceive its customers the public with respect to supply of
quality product and value for money. For the contention is not only that the
quality was poor, but the price high. In short a flawed understanding of
quality assurance, and quality robust design.

If I understand correctly.

Conrad Harrison
B.Tech (mfg & mech), MIIE, gradTIEAust
South Australia

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