Sep 11, 2012 07:18 PM

Taking a New Spin on Bridge Safety


The collapse of an eight-lane bridge in Harbin caused the deaths of three people and injured five

(Beijing) – China’s bridges aren’t in bad shape, but they aren’t designed to handle the extra heavy loads, according to many experts.  

While policymakers may be dealing with a slump in confidence over infrastructure projects on multiple fronts, experts say a troublesome trend of bridge collapses has been attributed to the transport of unsafe loads – and not problems with structural integrity.

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