Newly Built Chinese Bridge Collapses

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  1. Daredevil

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    Three dead in newly-built Chinese bridge collapse

    24 August 2012 Last updated at 02:59 ET

    Footage showed a section of bridge had sheared off

    A section of a multi-million dollar bridge in China that opened in November has collapsed, leaving three people dead and five injured, state media say.

    Four lorries fell off the Yangmingtan Bridge in Harbin City, Heilongjiang province, when part of it collapsed, Xinhua news agency said.

    Shoddy construction and over-loading have been blamed for the incident, it added.

    Officials said they will investigate to see if the lorries were overloaded.

    The bridge, which spans the Songhua river and is 15.42km (9.58 miles) long, was finished nine months ago and cost 1.88bn yuan ($286m), Xinhua said.

    A 100m (328ft) ramp section collapsed, causing the lorries to plummet to the ground.

    Sun Qingde, an official on Harbin's construction committee, was quoted by Xinhua as saying that the ramp "tilted to one side and crashed onto the ground".

    This is the sixth major bridge collapse in China since July 2011, the agency said.

    The lorries were carrying feed and stones, officials from the Harbin municipal government was quoted by People's Daily Online newspaper as saying at a press conference.

    They added that the bridge and other city roads will be checked.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    I think half a dozen bridge collapses in a year is average these days... for China. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jim Street

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    One thing I am sure is the engineers and everyone associated with this project will be punished severely unlike India where cases go on for decades.:frusty:
     
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    1 if this bridge collapsed only or partly due to corruption which made an unsafe and shoddy bridge then some officers in charge of that district should simplely go to jail......looks to me these people r really rediculous coz they themselves r using these bridges every single day.....bravo i must say.......

    2 i dont know if some of these drivers r actually bribing some traffic control cops or they just really dont know the maxmum payloads their vehicles can carry who need mentally checked and professionally educated.....u go overload u can go down even bridges or other constructions r good in quality which should be known for people above 5 year old......
     
  7. sayareakd

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    dont get it as to how overloading truck can cause bridge collapes? What if instead of one overloaded truck, two fully loaded truck cross it at the same time?
    Jail is small punishment, firing squad is good for them as per Chines law. Too bad we dont have this punishment for corruption.
     
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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    You don't have to be a genius to figure out that the bridge collapsed simply because of poor construction.

    The only question here is who is gonna be hold responsible?
     
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  9. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    Shit like this happens in India too. We arent going to see european standards in infra construction in India and China unless there are strictly implemented safety standards. For that to happen, heads have to roll in both countries. So far, most culprits in India get away scott free. Dont know how it is in China.
     
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    These things happen when one is trying to catch up with the world quickly.

    Unfortunate, but inevitable!
     
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    With cement and steel prices increase by the day, expect more incidents like these in developing countries. In the age of competitive bidding these things will happen.
     

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