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Bridge Failure Database

Wooden bridge held up by steel cables in Tapijulapa (state of Tabasco), Amatlan River

Year 2005
Type Foot
Country Mexico (4)
Cause Overloading
Details The structure was designed to hold the weight of 25 people but was carrying about 70 people when it collapsed. People crossed the bridge in the initiation of an annual theatrical tribute to the Mayan rain god.
Fatalities 4
Injuries 37
Collapse complete
Phase in service
Period 1991-2009
Continent South America
Reference http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?category=1102&slug=Mexico%20Bridge%20Deaths

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