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Bridge Failure Database

Duplessis bridge, plate girder composite bridge, 2-span, between Montreal and Quebec (St-Maurice River)

Year 1951
Type Road
Country Canada (13)
Cause Limited knowledge
Details Brittle failure of new steel of bad quality
Fatalities 4
Injuries 0
Collapse partial
Phase in service
Period 1941-1990
Continent North America
References SCHEER, J., Versagen von Bauwerken, Band 1: BrŘcken, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, 2000.
BAILEY et al., Niveau de sÚcuritÚ requis pour l'evaluation des ponts-routes existants, Report Nr. 566, Union suisse des professionnels de la route (VSS), Zurich, 2002.

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