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Bridge Failure Database

Second Narrows (Gerber hinge) Bridge, Vancouver

Year 1958
Type Road
Country Canada (13)
Cause Human error
Details Bad construction details detected, but never action taken
Fatalities 18
Injuries 20
Collapse complete
Phase construction
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.
http://www.basedn.freeserve.co.uk/bridge.htm
http://www.brueckenweb.de/Themen/katastrophen/katastrophen.php
http://www.iti.nwu.edu/links/bridges/disasters.html

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