Skip to comments.Father of Collapsed Florida Bridge was Obama ‘Champion of Change’ in 2015
Posted on 03/18/2018 4:58:46 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
Celebrated leading visionary bridge engineer Atorod Azizinamini, whose ABC (Accelerated Bridge Construction) technology was used to build the bridge that collapsed yesterday on Florida International Universitys campus, was named an Obama era Department of Transportation Champion of Change in 2015.
The event in which Azizinamini was awarded Champion of Change status was webcast live at whitehouse.gov/live, no longer online.
Much will be made in coming days that FIGG Bridge Group designed the bridge and that it was constructed by MCM Construction, in the aftermath of the bridges collapse.
But it was Azizinamini bridge technology all the way:
This project is an outstanding example of the ABC method, said Atorod Azizinamini, the centers director, in a press release on Saturday. This bridge is the result of great support from our congressional delegation and the U.S. Department of Transportation, said FIU CFO Kenneth Jessell in the same press release. FIU and our surrounding community will benefit from this project for generations to come. (Reason, Mar. 15, 2018)
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Just brilliant! Obama says so.
Had it been a Chinese muzzie black trans, makes little difference.
Guaranteed, this design was checked seven ways to Sunday,
by a qualified engineering staff.
Probably twice or more, first by the design team second time by the builder’s team.
My guess is either an error in the drawings or something in the means and methods of the builder.
Recall the terrible walkway collapse at the Kansas Hyatt, about 1980.
Should have known...the father of this failed technology is a blood brother of Hussein.
What, now we have two of you posting the Canada blog here?
Should be illegal.
Of course a third world country would approve of it.
So True. Alfred E obummer
Golden Gate BRIDGE STILL STANDS.
Have you looked at what is built in Africa, minus any European or outside influences of any kind? Mostly constructed of grass and mud. But hey, colonialism was cruel to drag them kicking and screaming into the modern world.
The final design still required a central pylon and cable stays. Construction of the main support/suspension pylon hadn’t even been started.
Was this skinny, long tensioner concrete span supposed to be supported by it’s ends for a year while the main pylon was erected, or did someone forget the assembly order instructions?
That was in 1981. Quite a few engineers lost their professional licenses due to the Hyatt collapse, as well as the engineering firm responsible for the design, which could only handle 60% of the load required according to the Kansas City Building Code. It has been used as a case study in professional ethics for engineers.
Bottom line is ABC was promoted as the best way to not impede traffic and the fools allowed traffic during testing.
Most likely it was built to collapse. The only problem in their eyes is that it fell to soon and not enough people died.
FIU F’d up
I saw the video of the Florida pedestrian bridge collapsing. On the left side, it looked like a man was on top of the bridge when it happened and for a split second, he was suspended in mid-air. Really eerie sight. I never did hear what his fate was. Did he survive?
That's what I think. That span was not intended to support itself.
The design was OK.
Execution? not so much..
Just raw American ingenuity, know-how, and sacrifice.
Muzzie bridge builder. What could go wrong?
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