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Bridge Failure Database

Arch bridge in Ottawa (Rideau River)

Year 1966
Country Canada (13)
Cause Design error
Details Scaffolding collapses under weight of fresh concrete
Fatalities 29
Injuries 62
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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