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Bridge Failure Database

Gartz RC arch bridge

Year 1926
Type Rail
Country Germany (55)
Cause Human error
Details Underwater concrete not firm enough, not enough support for arch reaction
Fatalities 3
Injuries 9
Collapse partial
Phase construction
Period 1900-1940
Continent Europe
Reference SCHEER, J., Versagen von Bauwerken, Band 1: Brücken, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, 2000.

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