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

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...

PHOTO : Haiti Bridge Collapse - Route Neuf Bridge in Port-au-Prince
PHOTO : Haiti Bridge Collapse - Route Neuf Bridge in Port-au-Prince

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 says...

i always heard it was due to bolts being taken

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Garry says...

Explanation number one did they say that the bridge is nit for

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Lucien says...

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 problem
It happens all over the world
Give Haiti a brake this time
Look at the condition of most of the bridges in the USA
The next bridge to calapse may be a bridge we use

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Patrick Princivil says...

Ebyen!

sé pou pèp Ayisyen sispan fè dézod, yo pran poz yo pi intélijan pasé tout moun épi sa fè yo vini pi sot. Soutou pou zafè léta a, si yo aksépté yo sé paské yo pa kanpé sou anyen.

Sa yap fè la a sé kom'si yo pa konnen sak rélé téknoliji, dabo avan yon moun sèvi ak yon pwodui fok ou li instriksyon an koman pou yo sèvi avèk li. Konpayi ya fè avyon an oswa bato a, yo meziré ki valè pwa poul pran ékzanp: si avyon an gen 500 chèz pou résévwa yon nomb de pwa plis pakèt moun mouri ak machandiz ké yap poté; chèf dézod la pa réspékté anyen, kèlké swa avyon té two chajé oswa pa two chajé, dépi yo wè lajan yo sot; avyon an oswa bato a té mèt two chajé dépil déplasé sèlman pilot la oswa kapitèn bato a pwalé avèk li paské moun ki ta pou bloké yo a yo achété yo lajan kontan, mwen rélé sa enbésil, yo si tèlman pa vlé antan yo, apa yon nan patizan lavalas yo patajé yon vidéo sou Facebook ké nonm Barack Obama di ké gouvernman Amériken yan pwal uni gouvernman Seng Domeng ak Ayiti pou fè Ayiti ak Seng Domeng tounen 52ième éta Amériken.

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