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It looks like the weld for the bracket failed on one side but not the other,  Could the rod on the failed bracket have had more tension than the other rod that didn't fail?
s.macie
 
 
In a message dated 10/28/2009 8:17:10 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, mblangy(--nospam--at)satco-inc.com writes:
-----Original Message-----
From: SGE Structural [mailto:sgordin(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:47 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Bay Bridge

David,
 
Was it for sure the replacement part?
 
V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA
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Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 07:37
Subject: Re: Malaysian bridge collapse

Yeah, the part that replaced the failed "eye-bar" over the Labor Day weekend failed...  CC Myers has some 'splaining to do...
Luckily, no injuries.  Just a crappy commute for us in SF bay...

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Mark Johnson <markajohn(--nospam--at)yahoo.com> wrote:
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
sent from my biege box

--- 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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