[LMB] OT: Bridge collapse

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Thu Aug 9 22:23:41 BST 2007


CBC reports today that
* On Wednesday, investigators with the U.S. National Transportation Safety 
Board said they had found design flaws in gusset plates, which helped tie 
the bridge's steel beams together.
* roughly 500 other bridges across the U.S. have a similar design

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Alayne McGregor
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