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wasoxygen  ·  2551 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Fifty-Nine-Story Crisis

That's quite a website. The page on cable bridges suggests that the strange 30-year pattern of disaster in bridges using new technology reported by Henry Petroski has not claimed a cable-stayed bridge around the year 2000 as feared.

1847 Dee Bridge (trussed girder)

1879 Tay Bridge (truss)

1907 Quebec Bridge (cantilever)

1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge (suspension)

1970 West Gate Bridge, Cleddau Bridge (steel box-girder)