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Forget that bridge, how about one a little closer to home:

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-beat/Cable-Snaps-on-Bay-Bridge-Hits-Truck-66711592.html

MJ
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--- On Tue, 10/27/09, Stan Caldwell <stancaldwell(--nospam--at)gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Stan Caldwell <stancaldwell(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Malaysian bridge collapse
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 9:31 PM
> Bridge?  It looks more like playground
> equipment.  Was it an Engineers-Without-Borders project?
> 
> 
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 2:05 PM,
> David Topete <d.topete73(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> The picture says a lot.
>  Seems super light...   
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 11:53 AM,
> SGE Structural <sgordin(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com>
> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> 
> The
> picture gives an idea of what the
> bridge looked like.  The remnants of the tower
> may explain why the foundations were reported as “ripped
> out.”  
> 
> The article also mentions children jumping
> on the bridge before the failure.  This points
> to the paramount significance of the vibration issues,
> particularly, in pedestrian bridges.
> 
>  
> V. Steve Gordin, SE
> Irvine CA
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> 
> From: David Topete
> 
> To: SEAINT 
> Sent: Tuesday, October
> 27, 2009 11:34
> Subject: Malaysian
> bridge collapse
> 
> 
> Via Bloomberg news, a bridge in Malaysia collapses,
> barely 2 weeks old...http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080&sid=aTPjcCNPPy90
> 
> 
> 
> Hopefully,
> more info will follow.  I'm curious to find out if the
> failure was inadequate foundation design or embedment, poor
> overall design, or just poor workmanship.
> 
> 
> -- 
> David Topete, SE
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> David Topete, SE
> 
> 
> 

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