[ROVERNET - UK] Off Topic: Minnesota
rovercar at comcast.net
Thu Aug 2 10:45:14 BST 2007
Alan Francis wrote:
> Changing subject what on earth caused that bridge to collapse in
> Minnesota, any informed comment or conspiracy theories?
> Alan Francis (part viking)
Best info seems to be at http://www.startribune.com/
Lots of links and photos. There is a "before" photo from some years
back, and the bridge actually looks rather fragile and decrepit.
Bridge was rated 'structurally deficient' in 2005
I guess *Isambard Kingdom* Brunel didn't do any work in Minnesota.
You know, in 1927 when Othmar Ammann
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Othmar_Ammann> designed the George
Washington Bridge across the Hudson River to NYC, he had the foresight
to design a future lower level which was finally added in 1964 doubling
the capacity of the bridge.
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