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Bridge Failure Database

Lake View Drive Bridge, Interstate 70 in Washington County (Pennsylvania)

Year 2005
Type Road
Country United States (108)
Cause Deterioration
Details Forty-five years of corrosive road salt draining onto one side of an overpass and a history of trucks hitting its underside likely caused a 16 m-long, 60-ton concrete beam to come crashing.
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Collapse partial
Phase in service
Period 1991-2009
Continent North America
Reference http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05363/629440.stm

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