[Table of Contents]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [ARSCLIST] Einstürzende Neubauten

Quibble: The Bay Bridge lost a singlepart of the roadway because two parts of it were on opposite side of a fault. it is entirelymade of steel at that end.

The "Cypress Structure" in Oakland was the one that collapsed on top of dozens of cars due to inadequate reinforcment.

Neither of them failed because of the ground giving way; it just shifted and the structures themselves failed.
The only thing that was faulty about the reinforcement was not enough of it, combined with aging concrete.

Seattle has a long double structure exactly on the same plan as the Cypress structure; it will go down given an equal shock one day!

Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio

On Mar 5, 2009, at 7:26 AM, Dave Lewis wrote:

Likewise the internal mesh of rebar and reinforcement has proven faulty in some cases; we saw that in the failure of part of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in 1989.

[Subject index] [Index for current month] [Table of Contents]