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Old 03-16-2018, 12:54 PM
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Wow! Talk about Total Fail! They were letting people use it and cars were going under it while they tightened cables.

Were they using "green" materials? Serious design flaw?, or construction defect?

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/florida-br...opstories.html.....

I wonder how many other bridges like this are out there.
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Ban bridges.
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I was told the engineer who designed this designed the new 35W Bridge in Minneapolis. I don’t have proof this it is just hearsay at the moment. I will check into it tonight. If it is the same guy don’t think I’m going over the bridge anymore.
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I was told the engineer who designed this designed the new 35W Bridge in Minneapolis. I don’t have proof this it is just hearsay at the moment. I will check into it tonight. If it is the same guy don’t think I’m going over the bridge anymore.
Yeah I heard that too.

Just don't tighten up the cable too much. Apparently there is only one, and it's the only thing that holds the bridge up.

Maybe the cable is made out of a renewable resource like Hemp? They probably got a LEED Silver certificate out of it, right before it collapsed.
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Was gonna make a, "ban bridges" joke but g-link beat me to it.
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The bridge was designed to last 100 years and withstand a category 5 hurricane.

The problem was that they erected it in 4 days and installed on a nice sunny day.
Should have installed it during a cross-fire hurricane.
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Engineer called about cracks in Florida bridge

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As authorities try to piece together what went wrong with the Florida bridge collapse that killed at least six people on Thursdsay, the Florida Department of Transportation disclosed that they received a call from an engineer who noticed cracks in the structure two days before the tragedy.

Denney Pate, an engineer employed by FIGG Bridge Group —who designed the project —left a voicemail for an FDT employee who was out on assignment at the time.

The revelation could explain what led to a lethal bridge collapse in Florida via an unanswered voicemail message released Friday.

“Florida Department of Transportation says engineer from Figg team left voicemail on Tuesday warning of cracking in FIU bridge,” she tweeted.

The message apparently said, “obviously the cracking is not good and something’s going to have to be, ya know, done to repair that,” and added, “but from a safety perspective we don’t see that there’s any issue there so we’re not concerned about it from that perspective.”

The bridge came crashing down Thursday, killing at least 6 people, and sending many to the hospital with serious injuries.
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