Lessons of Collapse of Vancouver 2nd Narrows Bridge

by A. Hrennikoff,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 2, Pg. 668-684

Document Type: Journal Paper


Conclusions of study on collapse of bridge; occurrence is not only mere consequence of error in design but also manifestation of effects of some factors not yet fully appreciated; inapplicability of column formulas for design of webs of grillage beams in buckling; weakening effect of plywood pads interposed in grillage; general inadequacy of column formula given by Canadian Specifications CSA, 1952.

Subject Headings: Bridge columns | Bridge design | Bridge failures | Bridges | Beam columns | Structural failures | Web beams | Webs (structure) | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

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