This article traces the fallout from the collapse of an embarkation bridge at France's Charles De Gaulle Terminal 2E. The article reports on the conclusions derived by an administrative report prepared by the Berthier Commission. The report identifies four major causes for the collapse of structure. These include fissurization in certain zones leading to the poor positioning of the metallic framework in the archway, a lack of mechanical redundancy which did not allow for adequate pressure, poor beam resistance and stability, and improper positioning of the cylindrical bolts into the concrete. While the report supports the hypothesis that the terminal need not be completely destroyed and rebuilt, it does bring into question the reliability of the structure. This in turn may jeopardize the proposed privatization of the governmentally-operated Aeroports de Paris (ADP).

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    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Authors:
    • Michaud, P
  • Publication Date: 2005-4


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 32-33
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  • Accession Number: 01005288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2005 8:25AM