Following the Minnesota bridge collapse, Time magazine published photos of the ten worst bridge collapses of the last 100 years:
The Worst Bridge Collapses in the Past 100 Years
An interesting list, many of which I hadn’t heard of, although the Westgate Bridge collapse was a strange omission.
I found this link at the site of Colin Caprani, which is well worth a visit by those interested in structural engineering and/or computing.
Hello Doug –
“Worst” is very subjective. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse would be on most lists for design failures, particularly since it was filmed. Here’s another list:
West Gate is there, though as two words.
Happy New Year!
Michael – thanks for the link, very interesting.
Certainly in terms of collapses that had a significant effect on bridge design practice, both Tacoma Narrows and Westgate would surely be near the top of anyone’s list.