Structural Integrity: Silver Bridge - for iPad/Mac/PC

Structural Integrity: Silver Bridge - for iPad/Mac/PC

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The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge over the Ohio River was an engineering mystery and a human tragedy - 46 people died. Why did a suspension bridge built to last a century not make 40 years? Built in 1928, it was a slimmer version of similar bridges built in nearby Pittsburgh. The slimming down was deemed to be safe because of the use of a tougher steel and ‘silver coloured anticorrosion paint’. The tracks in this album look at the factors wh...Read More
The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge over the Ohio River was an engineering mystery and ...Read More
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Structural Integrity: Sil...

11 Feb 2010 | 01 min 09 secs

Structural Integrity...

11 Feb 2010 | 01 min 09 secs

The Silver Bridge Disaste...

11 May 2009 | 05 mins 48 secs

The Silver Bridge Di...

11 May 2009 | 05 mins 48 secs

The Three Sisters Bridges

11 May 2009 | 02 mins 55 secs

The Three Sisters Br...

11 May 2009 | 02 mins 55 secs

A New Wonder Material - o...

11 May 2009 | 02 mins 01 sec

A New Wonder Materia...

11 May 2009 | 02 mins 01 sec

The Weakest Link

11 May 2009 | 02 mins 27 secs

The Weakest Link

11 May 2009 | 02 mins 27 secs

Trigger Factors

11 May 2009 | 03 mins 02 secs

Trigger Factors

11 May 2009 | 03 mins 02 secs

The Failure of Eyebar 330

11 May 2009 | 02 mins 13 secs

The Failure of Eyeba...

11 May 2009 | 02 mins 13 secs

The Aftermath

11 May 2009 | 04 mins 49 secs

The Aftermath

11 May 2009 | 04 mins 49 secs