Famous Bridge Disasters

by David Bird

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

Written in English
Cover of: Famous Bridge Disasters | David Bird
Published: Pages: 128 Downloads: 238
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  • Bridge,
  • Humour,
  • Games,
  • Games / Gamebooks / Crosswords,
  • Games/Puzzles,
  • Card Games - Bridge,
  • Card Games - General

Edition Notes

Master Bridge

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9598691M
ISBN 100575067454
ISBN 109780575067455
OCLC/WorldCa41465207

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Everyone loves a good disaster, particularly when the mighty are involved. Lots of excellent bridge lessons as a result. Entertaining, inviting readers to join in and make their own judgments. Famous Bridge Disasters - The Worst Bridge Failures Bridges are, without a doubt, one of the marvels of engineering.

But they are far from perfect or indestructible and when they fail they turn into tragedy that, beside money, can cost lives.

Bridge Failures - Most Famous Bridge Disasters. – One of the earliest bridge destructions ever recorded happened during the First War of Scottish Independence, when English soldiers overloaded Stirling Bridge and caused it to tumble down into water.

Destruction was possibly assisted by defending forces. An example of modern vintage is the publication of The High Girders in by the journalist John Prebble concerning Tay Bridge Disaster of Decemone of the worst ever disasters on the rail network in Britain.

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There are two reasons for studying such disasters - you can learn from them and (yes!) you can enjoy them. Entire books have been written on one bridge, a bridge designer or bridges of a specific country.

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There are two Show synopsis In this hugely entertaining book David Bird describes the most spectacular and amusing disasters suffered by the world's top players. Worst Bridge Collapses of All Time.

This is the a list of the worst bridge disasters in the world sinceexcluding events where the casualty number was unknown. The wreckage of the Wellington-Auckland express involved in the Tangiwai : Joyce Chepkemoi. Buy Famous Bridge Disasters (MASTER BRIDGE) by Bird, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Suspension bridges are mega structures built to help cross over water bodies and valleys. The intricate engineering and meticulous architecture, that go into building these suspension bridges is. Watch the amazing "Gallopin' Gertie" November 7, film clip. Tacoma Narrows Bridge Slender, elegant and graceful, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge stretched like a steel ribbon across Puget.

Tacoma Washington Bridge Disaster The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is a pair of mile-long ( meter) suspension bridges with main spans of feet ( m).

The first bridge, nicknamed Galloping Gertie, was opened to traffic on July 1,and became famous four months later for a dramatic wind-induced structural collapse that was caught on color.

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Inthe world’s largest ship, on its maiden voyage carrying some of the world’s richest people had a freak accident with a catastrophic loss of life. Minneapolis Bridge Collapse. For nearly two decades before a sudden bridge collapse in Minnesota killed 13 people and injured others inofficials at multiple levels of government.

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