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How to design structures for tornadoes presents a challenge for engineering and risk analysis.

March 2, 2020
Brian Brenner - Engineering News-Record

Two things that generally do not go well together, bridges and tornadoes, collided with unfortunate results on July 21, 2003. On that date, a tornado struck the Kinzua viaduct in northwestern Pennsylvania. The old bridge structure already had deteriorated foundation supports, which were then under repair. The tornado lifted parts of the bridge off its foundation, and more than half of the structure collapsed.

Brian Brenner, Engineering News-Record

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