10 Of The Worst Bridge Disasters In The Past 100 Years
It’s probably crossed your mind at some point when you’re driving or walking across a bridge. What if? For the most part, there is nothing to worry about. Millions of people cross bridges everyday and it’s not very often we hear about one collapsing. That’s the good news. But the bad news is this: it happens more often than it should, and even today, with all other the technology and knowledge, it still happens. Bridges do collapse. Here are 10 of the worst bridge collapses from the last 100 years.
Capilano Creek Bridge,
This wooden bridge over Capilano Creek, in Vancouver City, Canada, was fine transporting vehicles. That is, until disaster struck in 1917, and the bridge collapsed. Thankfully there are no deaths related to the incident.
Mianus Bridge, Greenwich, CT
In 1983, one of the pins used in the construction of the Mianus Bridge in Greenwich, Connecticut was sheared. It caused an entire 100-foot section to collapse, killing 3 people.