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Bridge Failure Database

Barton bridge, Lancashire

Year 1959
Country Great Britain (29)
Cause Design error
Details Buckling of temporary props
Fatalities 4
Injuries 0
Phase construction
Period 1941-1990
Continent Europe
References SCHEER, J., Versagen von Bauwerken, Band 1: Brücken, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, 2000.
SMITH, D.W., Bridge failures, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Part 1, Vol. 60, 1976, pp. 367-382.

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