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East Coast Band
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


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Wtf you know about gusset failures.


The bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis looked like this one, and it was blamed on a gusset failure.

Eta: although I can see by the above photo, those trusses look awful rusty in places.



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NewIberiaHaircut
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Lafayette
Member since May 2013
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


The thought of a bridge collapse always crosses my mind when I get stuck on the MS River bridge in BR. That is a long way down!

I hope not too many people were hurt in this incident.






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SG_Geaux
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


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The laughing Indian sig is appropriate as I am scrolling down.



I thought the exact same thing






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Bullfrog
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


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Non-redundant truss
I know you don't just make some shite up but I'm impressed I think I'll use "Non-redundant truss flux capacitors" soon.






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Ellunchboxo
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


I traversed that bridge on the way to Vancouver.





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PvilleP
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


Orange car - dude is sitting on top of car through the sunroof!





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mcneil912
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


That water has to be damn near freezing





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Bullfrog
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


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Orange car - dude is sitting on top of car through the sunroof!
Boudreaux running a trout line.






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ornagestorm
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state



looks like a guy in the truck is out and ok






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TigerLicks
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Member since Oct 2003
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


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Orange car - dude is sitting on top of car through the sunroof!








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JG77056
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Vegas baby, Vegas
Member since Sep 2010
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


If it's between Seattle and Vancouver then I've driven over it about 12 years ago.





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YipSkiddlyDooo
Member since Apr 2013
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


This isn't even our best work. We built the Tacoma Narrows too...







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ToulatownTiger
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


At least he will get a new car and rid of that ugly orange shite. Did that guy a favor





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Golfer
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Member since Nov 2005
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


Looks like a similar build to the Lake Charles Bridge that recently received repairs to get it up to proper standards.





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PvilleP
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


So two bridges now? German engineering, meh





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rt3
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BR... from NOLA through Laffy
Member since Apr 2011
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


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And the Huey p is still chuggin along...

I was thinking more the Highway 11 bridge over Lake Pontchartrain

how was the old I-10 Twin Span completely destroyed by Katrina... yet the Hwy 11 bridge stood strong... about the same height over the water and only a mile or so away from the twin spans... if that






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PhiTiger1764
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


That's a shitty, obsolete design. And I can see the rust on those trusses from what looks to be over 100 ft away. No way that bridge passed any maintenance tests in the last decade. State is about to get sued.





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TDawg1313
Washington Fan
WA
Member since Jul 2009
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


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If it's between Seattle and Vancouver then I've driven over it about 12 years ago.

It is. It's the freeway that goes all the way from the Canadian border to the Mexican border.



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beaver
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


saw on reddit that 1 in 9 bridges in the US are unsafe to drive on





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TDawg1313
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


Some guy just called in the radio and said an oversized load semi truck struck the bridge trying to fit which caused it to collapse.





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