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Bridge Failure Database

Wood trestle bridge near McBride, British Columbia

Year 2003
Type Rail
Country Canada (13)
Cause Deterioration
Details The bridge collapsed under a CN Rail freight train. Inspectors discovered severe rotting in the wood bridge in 1999, but problems with the railway's inspection and maintenance program "allowed the unsafe condition to exist".
Fatalities 2
Injuries 0
Collapse complete
Phase in service
Period 1991-2009
Continent North America
Reference http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N02463053.htm

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