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Bridge Failure Database

Rural bridge near Shelby, North Carolina (Beaver Dam creek)

Year 2004
Type Road
Country United States (108)
Cause Natural hazard (Flooding)
Details Bridge washed out. Drivers were unaware the bridge was washed out and they basically drove one after another into the swollen river.
Fatalities 1
Injuries 2
Collapse complete
Phase in service
Period 1991-2009
Continent North America
Reference http://mobile.newsobserver.com/front/v-pda/story/1917686p-8264097c.html

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