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Re: Bay Bridge
- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: Bay Bridge
- From: ECVAl3(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 13:35:43 EDT
The tie rod doesn't look like it broke. It looks more like the weld on the
In a message dated 10/29/2009 9:03:31 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
to be a smarty pants, but the SI unit for wind speed is m/s.
From: David Topete
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Subject: Re: Bay
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.
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