Pedestrian bridge collapse at FIU

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  1. Duck70

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    City and University but the biggest goes to the construction firm imo
     
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  2. RavenNole

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    Absolutely no way to know that at this point
     
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  3. wes tegg

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    I bet there are all sorts of subcontractors, too. All the policy limits!
     
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  4. EagleDuck

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    With traffic flowing underneath it?


     
  5. Arkadin

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    Lol what
     
  6. One Two

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  7. Duck70

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  8. Duck70

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    Why the fuck would they be conducting a stress test when the load bearing components were not yet installed?

    Criminal negligence imo
     
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  10. Cousin Eddie

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    what the fuck
     
  11. BlazingRebel

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  12. MA

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    Yeah, that was a close call.
     
  13. fsudan

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    With the technology we have at our disposal in 2018, the amount of negligence it must have required to accomplish this is mind boggling
     
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  15. ATXCane03

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    I was in-state and it’s a one year program so it was fine given my circumstances
     
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    What the fuck? Wow.
     
  17. Bo Pelinis

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    So many lawyers boned up rn
     
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  19. Gallant Knight

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    It means they'll pay tho
     
  20. wes tegg

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    They’ll pay somebody. :smug:
     
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  22. audrew

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    Good thing we're busy getting rid of those job killing regulations. Let's let the market solve this little problem.
     
  23. Arkadin

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  24. Frank Martin

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    Really amazing it was only 4.
     
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  26. three stacks

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    they think there’s people still under the rubble :/
     
  27. Teflon Queen

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  28. Frank Martin

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    That’s awful
     
  29. Hoss Bonaventure

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    It’s construction. You’d be surprised.
     
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  30. LSU90

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    Bridge engineer here so feel like I can add something to this. Being this is a new way to engineer this type of bridge it is not out of the ordinary to have another firm check the design etc. Kind of stupid to not have a firm that was pre-qualified do the check. In my opinion, knowing very little information this is a sequence of construction issue. When a bridge is being constructed the sequence of construction and the stresses on the structure as it is being constructed is just as important as the actual finished design. This could have been an engineering error in that the bridge failed due to checks that were not done by the engineer or checking firm on the incomplete structure as it was being built OR the construction firm fucked up and did not construct it in the manner that the engineering firm drew up.
     
  31. PAHokie

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    Also of note the accelerated bridge construction primarily means that most of the bridge is pre manufactured off site and then put in place. Which in a lot of ways allows for more controlled construction. It’s not rushed it just allows for less down time at the location, hence the accelerated term.
     
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    [insert bridge builder joke]
     
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  34. William

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    Would have probably been a lot more if most students were not gone for spring break.
     
  35. NP13

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    How do you not close the road when doing something like that?
     
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  36. TimJimothy

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    I think you just don't do anything.
     
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  37. SuperCam

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    There’s nothing wrong with the accelerated building method. It’s been around since 2008 that I know of.
     
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  39. SuperCam

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    There’s nothing wrong with the accelerated building method. It’s been around since 2008 that I know of.

    I was looking at the bridge and noticed where they had the ducts on the side where they run cables through, and there’s a certain sequence you have to go through with when you do your stress test, grout, etc. I don’t think they followed the correct procedure in testing the cables.

    The design is pretty absurd too but it can be done. All that concrete looks nice but it’s so heavy. Just unnecessary in my opinion
     
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  40. DaveGrohl

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    I’m no engineer and that was just a gut reaction. Looking more like the lack of the cable installation was the main problem.
     
  41. Zebbie

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    I deal with contractors every day - the shit some of them try to pull to save a buck is mind bottling
     
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  42. NoleNBlue

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    Go on :popcorn:
     
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  43. wes tegg

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    I primarily deal with residential construction, but some of the shit you see framers try and do is incredible. Rather than buy new lumber, they’ll repurpose scraps and shit.
     
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  44. Bo Pelinis

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    Some cunt bag took an old 2x4 they used as a screed and put it up as a header on a load bearing wall under my stairs. Didn't even clean the concrete off.
     
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  45. Arkadin

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    Tract building is terrible about this. Most people provide theoretically perfect amount of lumber to build the plan with, but that's not how shit works so corners get cut hard
     
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  46. NoleNBlue

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    I can imagine it's bad, especially if they have an inspector or two on board.
     
  47. wes tegg

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    What a lot of people don't realize is that municipal/county inspectors aren't doing anything more than a superficial inspection -- i.e., making sure it isn't going to (1) burst into flames or (2) collapse. They're not all that concerned about whether you'll have substantial floor sag in five years. And, a lot of structural issues aren't really visible to a typical home inspector. It's unreal how people will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a home but not consult an engineer.
     
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  48. NilesIrish

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    Absolutely true. We build large scale stuff and every project has a weekly engineers punch list where things are pointed out. Then there is a final punch that is designed to have "the smart guys" check shit out before use. Having worked with some non-union contractors who don't have the same stringency I can personally say there is a heap load of shit that is a) not going to last and b) has major flaws that may well result in injury.

    Local inspectors are former construction foreman generally, they are NOT engineers by any means.
     
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  49. TC

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    Look at the opportunities this created in the medical and legal sectors alone
     
  50. audrew

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