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Bridge Failure Database

Bridge near the Niagara Falls (Niagara River)

Year 1938
Type Road
Country United States (108)
Cause Natural hazard (Debris in water)
Details Ice-induced pressure on arch abutments leads to collapse
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Collapse complete
Phase in service
Period 1900-1940
Continent North America
References SCHEER, J., Versagen von Bauwerken, Band 1: BrŘcken, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, 2000.
BAILEY et al., Niveau de sÚcuritÚ requis pour l'evaluation des ponts-routes existants, Report Nr. 566, Union suisse des professionnels de la route (VSS), Zurich, 2002.
http://www.iti.nwu.edu/links/bridges/disasters.html

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