Bridge collapse in Miami

On 15th of March 2018, a 53 m long recently-erected bridge section collapsed under its own weight. At the moment of the accident construction workers were working on the north end of the bridge section, re-tightening internal cables to strengthen the diagonal members- cracks in the structure were noticed short time before.
The bridge applied a new method, called “Accelerated Bridge Construction”, prefabricated bridge elements are hereby prepared in a factory, then shipped to the site and put together at the scene to minimize the impact on the local traffic. The exact reasons of the collapse are still being investigated.


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