Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Oops: Engineering malfunction

A bridge under construction near the heavily traveled Sheik Zayed Road at the Defence Roundabout collapsed Monday night. That is the same interchange where the iconic tower the Burj Dubai is being built.

The Gulf News reports,
"The accident happened due to miscalculations on the part of the contractor as a result the pillar and the scaffolding could not take the load of the bridge and it collapsed," said the RTA statement.

It also said that the damage was just five metres and it did not block the traffic because it was far away from the main road.
The Kipp Report has more.


Blogger rosh said...

Yea, stuff happens....sort of a given in construction. Hopefully nobody was hurt?

5:37 AM  
Blogger Peripatetic Engineer said...

That overpass has been under construction for over a year. Traffic there as people tried to exit and turn left was always horrible. It was always a 15 minute cherry on top of a one hour commute from Jebel Ali. I do not miss it!

3:16 PM  
Anonymous viagra said...

someone must pay for this serious mistake, the company has the fault for all that happens this day.

12:07 AM  

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