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Bridge Failure Database

Nordbrücke Düsseldorf

Year 1956
Type Road
Country Germany (55)
Cause Human error
Details Two ship cranes used for construction badly coordinated, load of 410t-girder transferred to just one of them. Insufficient crane capacity to carry double load.
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Collapse partial
Phase construction
Period 1941-1990
Continent Europe
Reference SCHEER, J., Versagen von Bauwerken, Band 1: Brücken, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, 2000.

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