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Miragedriver

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I will now get back to bottling my Malbec
 

Miragedriver

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Don't know where the right place to put this.

Ngu Huyen Khe bridge, Dong Anh, Ha Noi, Vietnam. The bridge is located on the extended national route 5. It has just been finished and put into operation for less than 2 months. To my idea this is a technical error. I've been seeing bridges in Cambodia, the connection section between the bridge body and the road are usually made by the pieces of steel which allow material expansion. That plywood and something like sandbag below it. Only in VN. Maybe Equation and MirageDriver explain better.




Wow! Well Steelbird, I’ve never seen anything like that. Organic material (in this case plywood) is not a suitable material to span between two paralle bridges. Depending on how the structural system is intended to interact, the structures could have either been connected by doweling reinforcing steel (re-bar) into both structures or spanning the two bridges with structural metal sheeting. After all look at the exposed re-bar that was intended to be encased in concrete.
 

Miragedriver

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Well here is the official story.




Investigation launched into bridge repair work

Expansion joints were installed on Ngu Huyen Khe Bridge in Ha Noi's Dong Anh District after Tien Phong (Vanguard) reported that the bridge had cracks as wide as 5cm.

HA NOI (VNS) — Expansion joints were installed on Ngu Huyen Khe Bridge in Ha Noi's Dong Anh District after Tien Phong (Vanguard) reported that the bridge had cracks as wide as 5cm.

The newspaper also reported on December 6 showing that the bridge's interior structure was made of wooden boards and sandbags.

The bridge, part of the VND40 billion ($US1.8 million) Highway 5 Extension Project, opened to traffic on October 9. After the incident, both experts and the public asked why the bridge was opened before it was finished.

Pham Van Duan, deputy director of the project management board, said there was no misconduct and the city's People's Committee was fully informed of the decision to open the bridge.

He said that even though the expansion joints were not finished before the bridge opened, the wooden boards and sandbags provided temporary reinforcement.

The solution was proposed by the project's contractor, 319 Corp. of the Ministry of Defence, and was approved by the construction consultant unit, the Institute of Transport Science and Technology under the Ministry of Transport, according to Duan.

After completing the bridge's asphalt cover, contractors removed the wooden boards and sandbags and finished installing the expansion joints.

"It was perfectly normal for the contractor to remove the temporary cover to install the expansion joints. There was absolutely no damage to the bridge in the two months it was open," Duan said.

Former dean of the University of Construction Nguyen Van Hung, however, did not find that explanation satisfactory.
"Using wooden boards and sandbags, temporary or not, to replace the bridge expansion joints was unacceptable from a safety point of view," Hung said in an interview with Tien Phong.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance will inspect the bridge before the official opening date on December 31.
Such incidents have occurred frequently in recent months. In May, cracks were reported in the $133 million National Highway 18 through northern Quang Ninh Province, only two weeks after the road opened.
Additionally, a 73m-long crack was found in the $1.5 billion Ha Noi – Lao Cai expressway just three days after it opened in September. — VNS
 
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Equation

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Don't know where the right place to put this.

Ngu Huyen Khe bridge, Dong Anh, Ha Noi, Vietnam. The bridge is located on the extended national route 5. It has just been finished and put into operation for less than 2 months. To my idea this is a technical error. I've been seeing bridges in Cambodia, the connection section between the bridge body and the road are usually made by the pieces of steel which allow material expansion. That plywood and something like sandbag below it. Only in VN. Maybe Equation and MirageDriver explain better.




The materials looks asphalt on plywood. Talk about some major "cutting corners" here. Plus look at the gaps between the steel beams there should be another steel piece that's missing there.
 

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I will now get back to bottling my Malbec
 

AssassinsMace

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...but the lioness still killed mommy.

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Not sure why people are amazed by this behavior. Animals are wild. Eventually the lioness probably would've killed the baby. Chasing off the male lion could be just protecting her snack for later on. I've seen a house cat licking a mouse it was playing with like grooming it but then later that mouse would end up dead and not eaten.
 
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