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Bridge Failure Database

Truss bridge near Gütikhausen

Year 1913
Type Road
Country Switzerland (12)
Cause Human error
Details Inadmissible removal of bars during strengthening (-> buckling)
Fatalities 0
Injuries 2
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Phase construction
Period 1900-1940
Continent Europe
Reference SCHEER, J., Versagen von Bauwerken, Band 1: Brücken, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, 2000.

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