The Canadian Press

2016-09-22 | Nipigon Bridge

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An engineering analysis has found that a combination of factors putting strain on bolts led to a bridge failure that severed a critical Trans-Canada Highway link this past winter. The steel decking on the $106-million Nipigon River Bridge lifted about 60 centimetres in January. A permanent retrofit design has been developed and repair work is estimated to cost between $8 million and $12 million. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says the government now has to figure out who is on the hook for what costs. (Engineering reviews found that there were three main factors in the failure:the design of the shoe plate and its flexibility, a lack of rotation in the bearing and improperly tightened bolts.)

Date: 2016-09-22
Placeline: NIPIGON, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

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