Friday, January 25, 2008

520 Bridge falling apart

I live on an island, and I don't own a boat, so I'm completely dependent on the bridges that get me from home to everywhere else. What happens when those bridges fail?  Here are two simulations from the SR-520 bridge:

via Metroblog Seattle

 

2 comments:

Ellie said...

Fascinating but scary. Over the weekend the P-I printed a story on the marvels of Seattle engineering, from the Denny Regrade to the Tacoma Narrows bridge (the version that's still standing). So Washington engineering is sound, but it needs funding. Those of us who live on Mercer Island better work on our swimming skills.

Ellie said...

Fascinating but scary. Over the weekend the P-I printed a story on the marvels of Washington engineering, from the Denny regrade to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (the version that's still standing). Before we can take advantage of that engineering, we'd better figure out a way to fund new bridges. And those of us who live on Mercer Island better work on our swimming skills.