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Meeting Materials Science & Technology 2019
Symposium Failure Prevention and Unconventional Failures
Presentation Title When a Highway Bridge Suddenly Lifts Its Up Without Prior Announcement … !
Author(s) Pierre Dupont
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Pierre Dupont
Abstract Scope This presentation shows a nowadays failure case study of a 4lanes highway semi-harp cable bridge crossing the river MEUSE near LIEGE, Belgium and where the steel anchorages of a tensionning connecting rod suddently fractured an early winter morning of Ferbruary 2018. This bridge, built in 1984 with a total length of309[m] &a maximum span of126[m], hunged by 24cables sees its main structural steel beam bent to the bank by the use of a"nailing technique". This is specifically at one of these nails that the suddent fracture occured fortunately making more fears than harm but lifting instantaneously the lanes of more than500[mm]. A detailled description of the problem will be made revealing the most probable root cause, showing that very fine &seemly unsignificant design details can acts against safety while years of service are considered. A way to point out that time&details may put every engineer on guards!
Proceedings Inclusion? Definite: At-meeting proceedings


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