Skip to comments.Bridge ramp collapses in China; 3 killed (Sixth major bridge collapse since July of last year)
Posted on 08/24/2012 9:35:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
HARBIN, China, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A ramp on a 9-month-old bridge in China collapsed Friday, sending four trucks crashing to the ground 100 feet below and killing three people, authorities said.
Five people were hospitalized with injuries, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
It was at least the sixth major bridge collapse in China since July of last year. The collapses have been blamed on shoddy construction and overloading, the report said.
The bridge ramp collapsed in Harbin city, capital of Heilongjiang province. In an unrelated incident in the same province, two passenger trains collided at a railway station Thursday, injuring at least 24 people.
The ramp, joining the Yangmingtan Bridge, tilted to one side and crashed to the ground about 5:30 am, the deputy head of the Harbin city construction committee said.
Photographs showed the crashed trucks turned upside down and the collapsed ramp resting almost perpendicular to the ground.
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They’ve probably already executed the engineers by now.
Hey San Francisco,
Are you reading this? This foreshadows what’s to come with the ‘new’ Bay Bridge you are building with Chinese steel! Dumb SOBs.
How often does this happen in the US and Europe?
Elizabeth Warren says we should be like the Chinese!
How often does this happen in the US and Europe? Heck, how often did this happen in the USSR?
“Elizabeth Warren says we should be like the Chinese!”
I thought she wanted us to be like Indians, just like her! =P
Just wait until shoddy workmanship shows up on the design and construction of that bullet train.
That’s when the SHTF.
In China they call these “Tofu Construction Projects”
the sad thing is, the Chinese just accept it. They haven’t known anything else.
They have an all-controlling, all-corrupt, elitist, central-planning Gov’t, where apparatchiks and cronies skim the cream off the economy.
I see the USA heading towards an American version of the same thing.
I bet your right. I also bet it was the components that failed to perform to spec, not the design.
I’ve seen concrete subs who shouldn’t be allowed to play with legos. Usually this sort of collapse is the result of absence of reinforcing in the “reinforced concrete”. Without a complete network of steel, concrete is about as strong as chalk.
The inspectors will probably be Chinese with personal loyalty to the steel supplier.
Same China this regime is so proud of?
All of this stuff is going to be loads of fun in earthquakes - we've already seen the effect in the Sichuan quake.
Several bridges, overpasses and ramps are being built in Texas by Chinese contractors. This should open a few eyes, especially after the sheet rock/ wall board scandal.
Don’t forget—your fighting for you (LOL) government allows them to build them here. Think of that next time you drive over one. They love you in government and are always worried with your safety.
A Big Shoutout to the Golden State numbskulls relected Gov. Moonbeam a second time. He was mayor of Oakland and contracted with the Chinese to build the bridge. He’s also the reason Charlie Manson is still alive, because he appointed Rose Bird as CA Chief Justice.
C Justice Bird believed Manson deserved a chance to rectify his life. I’m so glad i don’t live there any longer.
The Chinese try and cheat on all Buildings including their Nuclear Reactors where they shortchange the rebar,,hahah Look Behind the walls where the ends are Quality wiring and Gauge but connecting the hidden Parts is a Problem waiting to happen..
China is the world’s largest House of Cards.
Now, prayers to the VICTIMS!!
Yup. Not just the steel, but also concrete made in China is used on the SF/Oakland Bay Bridge. They shipped components for the support tower pre-made of chinese steel and concrete. Also shipped entire deck sections made in China. We're supposed to trust them that they made them to our standards. Complaints were made by knowledgeable engineers about shoddy work but quickly stifled by management.
good thing we are now importing bridges from China I guess.
It apprears that it collapse under it’s own weight. Surely they would have taken that into consideration in the design process. Also from the pictures I am not seing a lot, if any, rebar twisted and torn out of the concrete roadway unless they built these sections independant of adjoing sections. Typically see continuous rebar mat in the road section.
Substandard (smaller diameter than both specs and invoices show) rebar is a problem throughout Asia.