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Analysis of causes of bridge failures during construction
conference contributionposted on 2017-01-25, 10:03 authored by Sun-Wah Poon, Andrew Price
Over fifty bridge collapses during construction from about twenty countries or cities in the past thirty years were studied. About half of collapses were falsework failures while the remaining were largely contributed by the lacking of consideration of stresses incurred in the partially completed works during erection. Procedural errors were always present though not easily extracted from the reports. The findings of the research emphasize the importance of an effective communication system in order to prevent falsework failure and bridge collapse during construction.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Published in3rd International Conference on Structural Failure .
Pages149 - 156
CitationPOON, S. and PRICE, A., 1991. Analysis of causes of bridge failures during construction. IN: Proceedings of 1991 3rd International Conference on Structural Failure: durability, maintenance and retrofitting, Singapore, 4-5 April 1991, pp.149-156.
PublisherSingapore Concrete Institute
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