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Headline

Six dead as 862t bridge collapses onto Florida highway

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I suspect failure occurred in the junction between the lower end of the diagonal and the deck at the tower end. The horizontal force component would be very high in this temporary state, possibly high enough to shear the connection to the deck. If it's true they were trying to adjust the prestress in that diagonal, that may well have contributed. All pure speculation of course.

Posted date

16 March, 2018

Posted time

10:28 am

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