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Putting up a concrete bridge as long as a football field...in a day. Hmmm...that should work just fine. We mustnt upset traffic flow, after all...

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They have been building bridges like this since 2010. Not sure what happened here, was it a design flaw, or faulty materials? It will be interesting to see what the NTSB has to say.

@Flrdsgns They have been building bridges like this since 2010. Not sure what happened here, was it a design flaw, or faulty...

It will be.
I have difficulty in believing that kind of system can be safe. Way too many ways for concrete to fail. I think that any that have been erected to be vigorously inspected. And any future plans to erect similar ones scrapped.

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Just toasty.

At the end of his story the reporter stated they were doing a stress test. A stress test, on a new, quicky bridge, with traffic underneath. What could go wrong?

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Reckless, arrogance. Putting that in, without support, leaving it, without support for five days. Whomever the builders and developers are, they should be sued into bankruptcy.

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What? Who's gonna do that?

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Geeze. Concrete cracks. Joints are put in to control where it cracks. There is no way that the steel within that pour could carry the weight without the support below. One crack, no matter where on the span, would be all it would take.
Any contractor or engineer would know that. I cannot believe they ignored it.

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What happened to being the good guy? That is a well trafficed road.

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Well....that is what codes are for. To protect people.
A friggin house is inspected from the digging of the footings to the finished unvarying height of the steps on a stairway. I find it difficult to believe that any inspection by an inspector was called for or was done.

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@2735048

Yes...(sigh)

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@2733330

Too busy being productive and helping people to explain. Sorry.

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