Beam Fracture on Closed Mississippi River Bridge Is at Least Two Years Old

Yaquina bridge

Drone footage from 2019 shows the crack already existed.

May 31, 2021
Jim Parsons - Engineering News-Record

The Arkansas Dept. of Transportation (ARDOT) has terminated the employee responsible for inspecting the Interstate-40 Mississippi River bridge after two-year-old drone footage revealed the presence of a tie-beam fracture that forced last week’s emergency shutdown.

Reprinted courtesy of Jim Parsons, Engineering News-Record

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