waqar saleem

Bridge Girder Collapse during launching

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Salam

Girders of a bridge during launching collapsed. it is reported it happened due to heavy winds during launching of the girders,links for further details are attached.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/1109218/rs330m-jhelum-bridge-collapses-ahead-inauguration/

1109218-bridgecollapsefacebook-146408889

http://www.baaghi.tv/330-million-jhelum-bridge-collapsed-due-to-substandard-material-and-negligence-of-highways-department/

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Clearly not a design failure as the other spans are standing.

Lets see what comes out of the investigation report. I hope they are able to find the root cause.

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Salam

What i got is that the girders toppled due to wind or any other mistake during launching and their inertial angle changed. Definitely, girders were not designed this way so collapsed in flexure at center region as both ends of girders are still on the supports.

 

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