Thursday, March 16, 2006

Saving the US$275 million Sungai Prai Bridge





'While the events in Oklahoma were unfolding, an emergency of a completely different nature was developing half a world away in Malaysia. Construction was well underway on the 1.4 mile, $275 million Sungai Prai Cable Stay Bridge in Pinang when engineers realized they had a problem. An improperly poured concrete slab atop a pile cap at one of the two primary stay-support piers threatened to compromise the strength of the entire structure, and attempts to remove the granite-hard block with conventional demolition equipment had proven unsuccessful...' More

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