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Bridge Failure Database

Poughkeepsie suspension bridge

Year 1927
Type Road
Country United States (108)
Cause Human error
Details Quality of ground much worse than expected
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Collapse partial
Phase construction
Period 1900-1940
Continent North America
Reference SCHEER, J., Versagen von Bauwerken, Band 1: Brücken, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, 2000.

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