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The Manhattan Crane Collapse of 2008: What Went Wrong and What Can We Learn?

On March 15, 2008, a massive tower crane collapsed at a construction site in Manhattan, killing seven people and injuring 24 others. It was one of the worst construction accidents in New York City’s recent history, and it raised serious questions about the safety and regulation of cranes in the city. This article will provide […]

The Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse: A Tragic Engineering Failure

On July 17, 1981, a disaster struck the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, when two overhead walkways collapsed onto a crowded lobby, killing 114 people and injuring 216. It was one of the deadliest structural failures in U.S. history and a shocking reminder of the importance of engineering ethics and safety.

What Happened to the FIU Pedestrian Bridge?

On March 15, 2018, a tragic accident occurred near the campus of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. A 174-foot-long, 950-ton pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy highway, killing six people and injuring ten others. The bridge was designed to connect the university with the nearby city of Sweetwater, where […]

The Big Blue Crane Collapse: A Tragic Day at Miller Park

On July 14, 1999, a massive crane named Big Blue collapsed while lifting a section of the retractable roof for the new Miller Park baseball stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The accident killed three iron workers and injured five others, and caused significant delays and damages to the project. This article will provide some background on […]

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse: A Lesson in Engineering History

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a suspension bridge that spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound in Washington state, connecting the Olympic Peninsula with the mainland. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and was hailed as a marvel of modern engineering. It was the third longest suspension bridge in the world at […]