5 Examples of Bridge Desolation Lately Reported
The news on structures failing are common to the current world. The failing in structural integrity ranges from huge structures to small or about simple structures. The destruction from such scenarios vary depending on the nature or degree of raging cause or the magnitude of the property. A bridge is an instance of such structures. Bridges can fail when hit by an earthquake of intensity higher than what was designed for. Those areas experiencing heavy ice deposit require ice load consideration when carrying out bridge design or else unexpected ice deposit may outdo the capability of a bridge. There are areas which receive strong cyclones which necessitate stronger structural designs for a bridge. Certain bridges can only support up to a certain loads without failing, users must observe those confines. Unsteadiness can be realized when undertaking some bridge fixations or when some bridge enlargements are being executed. Proficient bridge designers are therefore required to set up a firm bridge which can be supported the intended load without failure. Most people are not keen whether a bridge can support certain load or not. Many people will extrapolate wrongly on the load a bridge is supposed to carry, such ignorance is dangerous. Bridges falling down are not so common incidences with the increased considerations during designs, still few cases have been witnessed. Listed below are five such bridges which got desolated by various factors.
The Central Bridge of Italy reported to fall apart in 2017. There was a transitory traffic after a flyover was closed off which led to setting up of the bridge to maintain the traffic link. The collapse affected the road while causing death of two people. The failing of supports to the bridge was attributed to their weakening as a result of the construction which was ongoing. More on the bridges that failed while being constructed include the following. The Bridge over Savala River in Russia which went down in 2018 killing a citizen is another example. Some two trucks were crossing over when the bridge went down.
The blight of The North Bengal Bridge, Siliguri, in 2018. Overloading due to users negligence was reported as the cause of failure. The truck driver which was got up with the incident failed to pay attention to load requirements according to the design. The bridge failed when a truck driver attempted to pass through. The driver was injured, and this was not long after another collapse case.
In 2018, there was also another bridge collapse in Genoa. There are allegations that the disaster was caused by torrent rain accompanied by lightning which struck the bridge down. The bridge broke and landed on the streets killing 37 people.