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Bridge Failure Database

Suramadu Bridge (between Surabaya and Madura island in East Java province)

Year 2004
Type Road
Country Indonesia (3)
Cause Human error
Details Failure by workers to properly position the sixth slab, it fell and toppled the other five slabs. Part of the bridge should have been supported by 35 steel masts, but in fact it was supported by only 27 masts.
Fatalities 1
Injuries 7
Collapse complete
Phase construction
Period 1991-2009
Continent Asia
Reference http://www.thejakartapost.com/detailnational.asp?fileid=20040715.D03&irec=5

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