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Bridge Failure Database

Hinton truss bridge, West Virginia

Year 1949
Type Road
Country United States (108)
Cause Design error
Details Insufficient capacity of cantilever arm during construction phase
Fatalities 5
Injuries 4
Collapse partial
Phase construction
Period 1941-1990
Continent North America
Reference SCHEER, J., Versagen von Bauwerken, Band 1: Brücken, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, 2000.

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