PROBERS DIG INTO CAUSE OF OTTAWA BRIDGE COLLAPSE

THE COLLAPSE OF THE HERON ROAD BRIDGE IN OTTAWA IS BEING INTENSELY INVESTIGATED. THE POURED CONCRETE, POST-TENSIONED, BOX GIRDER BRIDGE DECK COLLAPSED AUGUST 10, 1966, KILLING 8 WORKERS AND INJURING 53. THE BRIDGE WAS BEING CANTILEVERED OUT OVER THE RIDEAU RIVER AND COLLAPSED DURING A 300 CUBIC YARD POUR. THE INVESTIGATION IS DUE TO BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 1966. FAILURE OF THE FALSEWORK IS PRESENTLY BELIEVED TO BE THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT. /CGRA/

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    • Vol 10, No 33, PP 6-7, 1 FIG, 5 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Rooke, W G
  • Publication Date: 1966-8-19

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  • Accession Number: 00214626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 23 1994 12:00AM