Haiti Route 9 Bridge Collapse - US Army Corps of Engineers Reveals the Cause

PHOTO : Haiti Bridge Collapse - Route Neuf Bridge in Port-au-Prince
Experts from the US Army Corps of Engineers have just revealed the reason the Haiti Route 9 Bridge Collapsed... After inspection of all components of the bridge, the experts concluded that several possible factors may have contributed to the collapse including overloaded trucks crossing the bridge daily...

KREYOL: Haiti - Inspecteurs L'armée Americaine yo explike poukisa PONT Route 9 la efondré... Pont an te fèt pou machin ki pa depase 30 tonnes traverser li, Chak jou, gwo camion bascule ak chay ki depase 40 tonnes tap traverse pont an... pat gen okenn maintenance ki te fet nan pont an tou... Kisa ou panse de sa???

According to an article by Le Nouvelliste, the bridge which designed for vehicles not surpassing 30 tons was being used daily by vehicles well over 40 tons.

The team concluded that frequent and unregulated crossings of the bridge by vehicles exceeding the regulatory weight limit have impacted the bridge and may have contributed to his failure.

The US inspectors also mentioned the fact that the is no record of inspection on the bridge in the 20 years since the US Army built it... The bridge was constructed in 1997...

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John Hines i always heard it was due to bolts being taken out.
Reply · June 10 at 2:58 PM
Garry Explanation number one did they say that the bridge is nit for trucks?
Reply · May 13 at 10:19 AM
Lucien We are very good when it comes to criticizing or blaming others How about work together help find solutions Bridges calapses is not just a Haiti... see more
Reply · May 13 at 12:06 AM
Patrick Princivil Ebyen! sé pou pèp Ayisyen sispan fè dézod, yo pran poz yo pi intélijan pasé tout moun épi sa fè yo vini pi... see more
Reply · May 12 at 6:33 PM

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