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- To: "seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: Bay Bridge
- From: Tom Skaggs <tom.skaggs(--nospam--at)apawood.org>
- Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:01:41 -0700
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Not to be a smarty pants, but the SI unit for wind speed is m/s. ;-p
That, I believe, is what happened. Winds of 30 MPH (= 48km/h for those who use that antiquated Systeme Internacional unit system... :-p ) on Monday night and early Tuesday morning apparently caused an imbalance in the tie rod repair, and snapped one rod.
On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 4:45 AM, Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. <design(--nospam--at)hodgsoneng.ca> wrote:
I hope I am reading this right, but it looks to me like the
tie rods are ending well above the pin. This to me is asking for trouble.
Any slight eccentricity or lateral load will tend to de-stabilize the saddle.
Here is a good image:
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