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[–] Ken_bingo2 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Lead engineer is a feminist.

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[–] Lemongarb 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Japan is laughing at us.

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[–] Gorillion 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Japan would be sad about this. They need a strong, functional US to keep the Sinojew off their back.

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[–] senpaithatignoresyou 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

No, they are legitimately terrified, hence why they are exporting redpilling manga to the autists.

They do not want to fight their own wars. They do not want to spend the billions of dollars and lives to defend themselves.

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[–] SexMachine 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Is this true? Please tell me this is true.

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[–] Ken_bingo2 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

https://news.fiu.edu/2018/03/community-gathers-to-watch-950-ton-bridge-move-across-southwest-8th-street/120395

"Leonor Flores ’98 is a project executive and one of 63 FIU alumni who work for MCM, the construction firm building the FIU-Sweetwater UniversityCity Bridge, which will further connect FIU and its northerly neighbor, the City of Sweetwater. She was excited to share her work with her family, especially Michelle, who is interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in school.

Michelle said she might want to follow in her parents’ footsteps and go to FIU when the time comes, and that it was fascinating to see her mom’s work in action. “I’m interested in the architecture and the design of the bridge, and the math portion of it,” she said.

Said Leonor: “It’s very important for me as a woman and an engineer to be able to promote that to my daughter, because I think women have a different perspective. We’re able to put in an artistic touch and we’re able to build, too.”"

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[–] dayofthehope 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

I think the time is coming when the immigrants are going to start going back to improve their standard of living. This kind of thing doesn't happen in South America, because they don't have any affirmative action there (Brazil excluded). The new USA is going to be an unparalleled disaster, worse than Latin America. LOL

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[–] speedisavirus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Uh, it happens all the time there

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[–] vastrightwing 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I can't wait to hear the mental gymnastics that will attempt to blame white males for this debacle.

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[–] ComedicGoat 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

“White male bias against feminist bridge caused its collapse.”

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

"That feminist bridge must have been so exhausted."

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[–] Caesarkid1 [S] 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] Itsdone63 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

When your virtue signalling causes dangerous incompetentence it becomes undeniably immoral.

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[–] carlinco 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

It looks as if the bridge slipped off the abutment near the river, with lots of damage to the concrete supports. The abutment is damaged half way down, but not further up. I'd say the nearest diagonal support pushed the abutment to the side, so the bridge slipped and crashed half-way down against the abutment (normal expansion and contraction due to heat added to slipping). The vertical support, extending a little to the side, stayed on top, so the bridge sheared apart.

Structural mistakes: 1) The abutment wasn't designed to handle sideways forces when you put half the bridge up first. 2) There was too little tolerance for normal expansion and contraction of the bridge - a cold night and a hot day was probably enough to get it. 3) Why was it left for days without the support cables it apparently needed to stay up? Why have them in the plans if they weren't needed? A thousand people walking over it would only have added 10% to the weight. 4) If I'm right about the diagonal support, the concrete beneath it wasn't ready yet, or a bad mixture - though, as it ended so close to the abutment without any special enforcements, a millimeter would probably be enough to weaken the structure so much it crumbles, and then the support pushes right through it against the abutment. If the other half of the bridge had been up, the sideways forces would have cancelled out.

My 2 cents. Let's see what they say in half a year about it...

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[–] carlinco 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Just saw the first dash-cam and security videos in a 'crowd source analysis video'. The bridge broke somewhere around the top of the diagonal support, or below that point. Probably because something went wrong with the stress testing or tensioning of the support. And the video said the fact that the transport vehicles were not at the end of the bridge, as originally planned, was reason for the improvised tension changes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtiTm2dKLgU

And I found an article saying the first loud noise happened 2 hours before the collapse - 2 hours where the street could have been closed off and they could have put supports under the bridge to win time to repair it...

My original idea that it slipped off was wrong...

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[–] vastrightwing 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

"The bridge was intended to create a safer passageway for students"

They left out of the spec. safe passage for vehicles driving underneath.

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Fighting Wheeled Privilege. It was punching up while falling down.

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[–] CheeseboogersGhost 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Oy vey but the (((boss))) and his 5 closest (((friends)))) made their millions.

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[–] Caesarkid1 [S] 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

The funding for this bridge came from an Obama program. Niggers still costing us millions and lives.

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[–] OricaTonithos 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

"Infrastructure"

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