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Canada bridge collapse

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2022 6:35 am    Post subject: Canada bridge collapse Reply with quote

There was a shocking collapse of a bridge in Canada recently. It appears that the bridge was constructed without carrying out geotechnical investigations in the river bed!

Bridge that collapsed six hours after opening was built without geotech investigation of riverbed: Reeve | CBC News

Engineer who designed Sask. bridge that collapsed hours after opening facing disciplinary hearing (ampproject.org)

The engineer appears to have done the work without relevant experience.

Initially, Hicks told CBC the geotech work wasn't done because it's not possible to do that work under the river."


You can't drill through water," he said. "You can't do it. You can't take underground samples."



He said people in the industry he spoke to told him standard practice was to drill holes on each shore and assume the soil under the river would be the same.

The blind leading the blind. What can be expected?

Edit: The collapse took place in 2018.
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