Lessons of Collapse of Vancouver 2nd Narrow Bridge

by A. Hrennikoff,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 10, Pg. 1-20

Document Type: Journal Paper


In this paper the writer presents some conclusions from his study of the collapse of the Second Narrows Bridge in Vancouver, B. C. in the summer of 1958. He sees in this tragic occurrence not only a mere consequence of an error in design but also a manifestation of the effects of some factors not yet fully appreciated. Realization of their true signifiance may be one positive aspect of the disaster.

Subject Headings: Bridge failures | Bridges | Bridge design | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

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