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Bridge Failure Database

Bridge in Fenghuang over Jiantuo River (Hunan province)

Year 2007
Type Road
Country China (6)
Cause Human error
Details The bridge collapsed when workers were removing scaffolding. The construction of the bridge had been rushed - leading to design or building flaws - in order to finish work on time. Cheap, shoddy building materials were used.
Fatalities 29
Injuries 0
Collapse complete
Phase construction
Period 1991-2009
Continent Asia
Reference http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6945301.stm

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