Salutary pictures for bridge engineers

Following the Minnesota bridge collapse, Time magazine published photos of the ten worst bridge collapses of the last 100 years:

The Worst Bridge Collapses in the Past 100 Years

Quebec Bridge collapse

An interesting list, many of which I hadn’t heard of, although the Westgate Bridge collapse was a strange omission.

Westgate Bridge collapse during construction

I found this link at the site of Colin Caprani, which is well worth a visit by those interested in structural engineering and/or computing.

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2 Responses to Salutary pictures for bridge engineers

  1. Michael says:

    Hello Doug –
    “Worst” is very subjective. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse would be on most lists for design failures, particularly since it was filmed. Here’s another list:
    West Gate is there, though as two words.

    Happy New Year!


  2. dougaj4 says:

    Michael – thanks for the link, very interesting.

    Certainly in terms of collapses that had a significant effect on bridge design practice, both Tacoma Narrows and Westgate would surely be near the top of anyone’s list.



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