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Bridge Failure Database

Sullivan Square motorway bridge, Boston

Year 1952
Type Road
Country United States (108)
Cause Design error
Details Instability of scaffolding
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Collapse complete
Phase construction
Period 1941-1990
Continent North America
Reference 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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