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This comprehensive electronic book on CD-ROM provides an up-to-date collection of reference sources on the tragic collapse of the 1-35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At 6:05 P.M. EST on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, the bridge (known as Bridge #9340 or the Squirt Bridge) over the Mississippi River between University Avenue and Washington Avenue on highway I-35 W in Minneapolis, MN, collapsed. Numerous vehicles were on the bridge at the time. At least eight people were killed in the disaster. The federal Department of Transportation issued an immediate notice to State Transportation Agencies and other bridge owners requesting an immediate re-inspection of all steel arch deck truss bridges with fracture critical members. At a minimum, State Transportation Agencies and other bridge owners should review inspection reports, including those for routine, in-depth, fracture critical, and underwater, to determine whether more detailed inspections are warranted. According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are 756 of the relatively unique steel deck truss bridges in the United States. Later in the investigation, the U.S. DOT cautioned states to carefully consider the additional weight placed on bridges during construction or repair projects. Though it has not yet indicated any definitive cause of the Minneapolis I-35W collapse, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has indicated that the stress on the gusset plates may have been a factor, and that one possible stress may be the weight of construction equipment and materials on the bridge. "Given the questions being raised by the NTSB, it is vital that states remain mindful of the extra weight construction projects place on bridges," Transportation Secretary Peters said. The I-35W bridge was opened in November 1967 and was 1607 feet in total length with a maximum span of 458 feet, about 64 feet above water. The bridge was unique because it was constructed with a single arch to avoid putting piers in the water which would impede river navigation. Contents include: I-35W Bridge Reports, Drawings, and Pre-Collapse Photographs * Inspection Reports from 1997 through 2006 of this fracture critical bridge, with color photography of the damaged areas of the bridge National and State Bridge Data, Condition, Year Built, Types * Structurally Deficient Bridges * National Bridge Inspection Program and Standards * National Bridge Inventory (NBI) * Complete reproduction of the Bridge Inspector s Reference Manual, latest edition, revised December 2006 contents including: - Bridge Components and Elements, Bridge Mechanics, Culverts, Bridge Materials (Timber, Concrete, Steel, Masonry), Duties of the Bridge Inspection Team, Safety Practices, Traffic Control, Inspection Equipment, Methods of Access, Structure Inventory, Superstructures (Cast-In-Place Slabs, Tee Beams, Concrete Girders, Concrete Channel Beams, Concrete Arches and Arch Culverts, Concrete Rigid Frames, Precast and Prestressed Slabs, Prestressed Double Tees, Prestressed I-Beams and Bulb-Tees, Prestressed Box Beams, Concrete Box Girders, Concrete Box Culverts), Steel Superstructures (Fatigue and Fracture in Steel Bridges, Rolled Steel Multi-Beams and Fabricated Steel Multi-Girders, Two Girder Systems, Pin & Hanger Assemblies, Box Girders, Trusses, Steel Eyebars, Arches, Rigid Frames), Bridge Bearings, Abutments and Wingwalls, Piers and Bents, Waterway Elements, Underwater Inspection, Special Bridges (Cable Supported Bridges, Movable Bridges, Concrete Pipe Culverts, Flexible Culverts)
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This CD-ROM is packed with over 7,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows and Macintosh systems. The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value and uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents and material. Our news and educational discs are privately compiled collections of official public domain U.S. government files and documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched by finding specific words, or printed without untold hours of tedious research and downloading. Vast archives of important public domain government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This book-on-a-disc format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from the federal sources you trust.
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Book Description Progressive Management, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1422011461
Book Description Progressive Management, 2007. CD-ROM. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111422011461