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Failure of a small bridge in France

Failure of a small bridge in France

RE: Failure of a small bridge in France

Well it doesn't look surprising based on the view of the supports onto the bridge structure itself.

and the entrance says "One heavy load (19 tonnes) on the bridge"

So it looks like they knew it wasn't up to much.

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RE: Failure of a small bridge in France

Sheesh, getting a workout with Google translate today. Red sign roughly translates "one truck at a time on bridge".

Hard to see where the tie point is on the suspension cables - threaded pocket welded to lateral support beam ends?

RE: Failure of a small bridge in France

On the assumption that the truck crossing exceeded the weight limit... It appear to be more of an administrative/regulatory failure than and engineering failure.

That said, weight limit signs aren't an especially good administrative solution to a bridge not designed for high loads... If all it takes is one inalert truck driver then there are better solutions.

RE: Failure of a small bridge in France

France24 news channel (UK) reporting this morning that a 40+ tonne truck involved.

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