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Bridge Failure Database

Silver bridge, chain suspension bridge (Ohio River)

Year 1967
Type Road
Country United States (108)
Cause Limited knowledge
Details Fatigue
Fatalities 46
Injuries 9
Collapse complete
Phase in service
Period 1941-1990
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.englib.cornell.edu/ice/lists/historytechnology/successfailures.html
http://www.iti.nwu.edu/links/bridges/disasters.html
MENZIES, J.B., Bridge Safety Targets, Report for the Highways Agency, Ref : HA5021C, 1996.

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