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Bridge Failure Database

Quebec truss bridge (St Lawrence River)

Year 1907
Type Rail
Country Canada (13)
Cause Design error
Details Buckling of bottom members during cantilevered construction phase
Fatalities 74
Injuries 0
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Phase construction
Period 1900-1940
Continent North America
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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