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Anti-white feminism is not only killing Western civilisation, but also individuals on a day to day basis. In this case a Florida bridge designed by all female and mostly non-white engineers collapsed, killing at least six people. White male privilege appears to extend to being able to build bridges that actually stand.
How do you apply that to Germany? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 84156.html
Just yesterday I was addressing myself to a regularly recurring question: Is there anything remaining of value in the U.S., people of any account? After a handful of athletes who must perform in a genuine meritocracy, all I could come up with were civil engineers, saying to myself literally, "well, most of the bridges still stand up."
This company, headed by a Latino woman, is hammered pretty good in the comments section of one story by a former employee, who said carelessness and cutting corners was standard procedure. Do we know anything about the German firm?
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/20/ke ... lapse.html
Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers.
Documents obtained by The Associated Press through a public-records request show that the Florida Department of Transportation in October 2016 ordered Florida International University and its contractors to move one of the bridge’s main support structures 11 feet north to the edge of a canal, widening the gap between the crossing’s end supports and requiring some new structural design.
Videos of the collapse show that the concrete, prefabricated segment of the bridge started crumbling on the same end of the span where the tower redesign occurred, two days after an engineer on the project reported cracks in the same location. The segment that failed had been placed atop the pylon’s footing, and the taller tower section was to be installed later.
Though it is still unclear if the design change played a role in the failure, emails between the school, contractors, officials with the city of Sweetwater and permitting agencies show a project that ended up behind schedule, which had officials worried that further delays could jeopardize millions in federal Department of Transportation funds.
When the bridge collapsed, the project was already running about $2.6 million over its $9.4 million initial budget, cost-tracking documents from February show. Originally scheduled to be completed in July, the finish date had been pushed back to January 2019.
Difficulties began in late 2016, when the Florida Department of Transportation emailed project officials saying they needed to move the bridge’s signature pylon to allow for future widening of the road, according to the documents. The tower was to be located on the north side between the road and the canal, and was designed to have cables connecting it to the structure below.
“The first option being entertained is providing these extra travel lane (sic) on the north side of SW 8th St.,” wrote Alfred Reyna, a transportation department employee working on the bridge project. “This first option places the current location of the pylon in conflict with the extra travel lane and would require bridge design modifications.”
Don Silver, a spokesman for Munilla Construction Management, or MCM, the Miami-based construction management firm that won the bridge contract, said the National Transportation Safety Board had forbidden engineers or contractors from talking about the project pending its investigation.
Henry Petroski, a professor of civil engineering at Duke University and a leading authority on engineering failures, said even seemingly minor changes in a bridge’s design can lead to failures.
“Once a design is completed, subsequent modifications tend to be suggested and approved without the full care that went into the original design. This has happened time and again in bridges and other engineering structures,” he said.
The documents show that further time pressures were put on the tower redesign by construction delays due to a bottleneck at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps was in charge of permitting certain aspects of the new tower’s footing and other elements but had stopped issuing permits due to federal budget cuts. Documents show the contractors wouldn’t begin work on the new tower until the Corp’s permits were finished, and FIU was worried the delays could jeopardize federal funding
Bridge engineers who reviewed photographs of the collapse and design schematics associated with moving the bridge’s main tower said it was ill-advised to move it after the initial design was complete, but that more analysis was warranted before it could be known whether this played a role in the collapse.
Robert Bea, an emeritus engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, said the base of the tower may have been more flexible after it was moved closer to the canal. This could have created more stress on the bridge section that collapsed when crews removed temporary supports from beneath it so traffic could resume, he said.
So the moral of the story: HA forum posters pretty f***ing stupid lol
In German language, yes.
The reason was with the temporary scaffolding, the falsework was too weak during construction and broke down.
The accident is still under investigation, the construction is a co-operation project of several companies
http://www.infranken.de/regional/schwei ... 21,2914668