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Bridge Failure Database

Steel box girder bridge Koblenz (Rhine River)

Year 1971
Type Road
Country Germany (55)
Cause Limited knowledge
Details Plate buckling of bottom chord in compression (cantilevered construction)
Fatalities 13
Injuries 0
Collapse partial
Phase construction
Period 1941-1990
Continent Europe
References SCHEER, J., Versagen von Bauwerken, Band 1: Brücken, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, 2000.
BAILEY et al., Niveau de sécurité requis pour l'evaluation des ponts-routes existants, Report Nr. 566, Union suisse des professionnels de la route (VSS), Zurich, 2002.
SMITH, D.W., Bridge failures, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Part 1, Vol. 60, 1976, pp. 367-382.

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