The “WTF?!” Thread

Chimpzy

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Ouch. That sort of thing happens every so often, but that one looks historically bad.
Built before the Sunshine Skyway bridge collapse, also caused by collision with a freighter, and which led to new construction standards to prevent bridges collapsing this way.
 

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Built before the Sunshine Skyway bridge collapse, also caused by collision with a freighter, and which led to new construction standards to prevent bridges collapsing this way.
If I'm thinking of the correct collapse, when that one was replaced/repaired, one of the improvements was to have big buffers/bumpers for ships to hit before hitting anything important, which could be added to any bridge.
 

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If I'm thinking of the correct collapse, when that one was replaced/repaired, one of the improvements was to have big buffers/bumpers for ships to hit before hitting anything important, which could be added to any bridge.
Yes, that is correct.