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Bridge Failure Database

Xiaojianshan Bridge (highway linking the provincial capital of Guiyang and Kaiyang), Guizhou Province

Year 2005
Type Road
Country China (6)
Cause Human error
Details Installation of the prop stands of the collapsed section failed to meet criteria.The wall of some steel pipes of the prop stands were not thick enough. Employment of untrained migrant workers.
Fatalities 8
Injuries 16
Collapse complete
Phase construction
Period 1991-2009
Continent Asia
Reference http://english.eastday.com/eastday/englishedition/nation/userobject1ai1795554.html

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