What Really Happened at the Hernando de Soto Bridge?

In May of 2021, inspectors on the I-40 Mississippi River Bridge near Memphis, Tennessee discovered a major crack in a structural member. They immediately contacted emergency managers to shut down this key crossing to vehicle traffic above and maritime traffic below. This video provides a summary of the event, including a discussion on arch bridges, fatigue in steel members, and national bridge inspection standards.

Errata:
(1) 8:38 "at minimum, an arm's length away" should be "at maximum, an arm's length away"
(2) 1:14 New Madrid is usually pronounced MA-drid, not ma-DRID.
(3) 4:55 ”It’s hard to understate the severity” should be “overstate”

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  1. Practical Engineering

    Practical Engineering

    Month ago

    🚧New studio - who dis? Sorry about the audio quality and stark white wall. It’s a concrete box that is also a work in progress. 👷 My coverage of other engineering events: usgone.info/cd/PLTZM4MrZKfW_kLNg2HZxzCBEF-2AuR_vP

    • Phatback Beat

      Phatback Beat

      10 days ago

      I like the basic background. I’m here for knowledge, not to view marble and chrome.

    • Carl Williams

      Carl Williams

      18 days ago

      You have nothing to apologize for PE! This is one of the most clear, concise videos I've seen on USgone! All the ridiculous criticism that's going on in comments?... Well, it's the internet! There are no qualifications for admission.

    • Eddie Vargas

      Eddie Vargas

      20 days ago

      Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrf

    • Tony Wilson

      Tony Wilson

      20 days ago

      So fantastic for someone to do an engineering vid and simply lay out the facts as they are known and not delve into conjecture which I see way too much. I did aerospace but have worked in control systems, automation and robotics for 30+ years and the amount of really poor engineering information that is published is staggering. Couple of finer points on this one. The fractured member is not exactly like a string. Its more like a main thread in a string. Its critical nature is that it now offers zero strength which means all the other components now have higher loads to handle. When you lose a main member in ANY complex structure its more like the first domino in a cascade rather than the it breaks and its instant catastrophe. If you go and watch episodes of Aircraft Investigation (I have a pilots license) it often shows that in complex failures there is an "initiating event." Usually there are failures leading up to the catastrophe but then there is "the straw that broke the camels back." As an aerospace engineer with a background in control systems things like Boeing Max-8 where a disaster in progress long before those 2 aircraft crashed. There were vulnerabilities in that system and all it took was 1 of those key failures and "bang." This fracture is a lot like that. Its such a dramatic failure that it will eventually cause the bridge to collapse, much like the Genoa Bridge eventually collapsed after poor maintenance. -> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genoa_bridge_collapse *This is just a case where they found it before the collapse.* Another point and I only know this because when I was in post grad one of the professors I dealt with was a fracture mechanic specialist. This came from a friend of mine who had me ask about repeated failures that the companies he was working for was experiencing. A particular machine they had kept breaking it mounts from vibration. It turned out to be bad welding (see below) Couple of points. 1: Metals (and most substances) never fail from ductile deformation, they fail from brittle deformation. The professors favorite example was Blu-Tack. If you stretch it it just stretches' and stretches' and thins and then if you pull fast enough it snaps. When it snaps its a brittle failure. WHAT HAPPENS is that almost all things start with spring deformation (as in it will return once the load is removed) then become ductile and eventually fail. Its obvious once its pointed out and easily seen in metals (even ductile ones). *The ductile deformation eventually work hardens the material which then starts fracturing.* 2: Once you start fracturing most substance lose 99% of there actual strength - as in the ability to kept handling a load. 3: When you weld and the welding involves depositing material like MIG & Arc Welding the bead that is deposited leaves a perfect crack at the end of the weld. Its actually the only way to reliably manufacture a perfect crack that can be lab tested. That's different to all the other UN-intended ways crack form. Its why all welders are taught to grind away the end of welds. Thus was what was breaking the mounts on the machine my friend asked about. They were not grinding away the weld ends. On top[ of all that fatigue is one of the least understood subjects. Its actually incredibly hard to do lab work on because how do you test for what might happen over decades???? When I was doing my degree there was the Japan Airlines 123 Boeing 747 crash in Japan that was from poor maintenance & fatigue on that poor maintenance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Airlines_Flight_123 My structures professor at that time gave us a lecture on procedures, maintenance and fatigue that still hurts my ears. Exactly what his issue was we never found out but he was hyper upset about HOW that came about and what was ignored.

    • Joakim Persson

      Joakim Persson

      25 days ago

      @Darth Pseudonym the people who founded new Madrid can't possibly have pronounced it like that besides when you take an already well established names you can't just change pronunciation of it just because you wanna be special.

  2. WhatUpBigPimps

    WhatUpBigPimps

    2 hours ago

    2:26 "how did engineers know to act so quickly? maybe because half of the bridge was completely severed? any moron wouldve done the same

  3. OneOFThese NotLikeTheOther

    OneOFThese NotLikeTheOther

    2 hours ago

    Crazy year lot of bad people lot of bad things happened.... Probably just a coincidence 😉

  4. Sam, The Car Guy

    Sam, The Car Guy

    3 hours ago

    As a bridge design engineer, I quite enjoyed this video. Thanks for sharing

  5. Bubba Hottep

    Bubba Hottep

    7 hours ago

    We already heard what happened there. They bragged about it. Before it collapsed, that is. After, they started denying it.

  6. shagbark54

    shagbark54

    9 hours ago

    Government workers don't know the difference between a crack and a break. duh

  7. lk mayhew

    lk mayhew

    11 hours ago

    This is the most informative video on any subject that I have ever see . Thank you so much for explaining so much and making it understandable. Hats off to you👌🥰😌

  8. J. Konrad

    J. Konrad

    12 hours ago

    I often face challenges in transferring my knowledge to your videos as the language barrier in Engineering is too much to handle even with my rather decent English skills. So my question: The cause of this failure is called stress corrosion cracking like seen (or rather having to be taken into account during calculations) in prestressed steel? The one where we limit it to elastic calculations and limit the tension?

  9. James Braley

    James Braley

    12 hours ago

    Arkansas is a classic “good ol’ boy” state. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Bill Clinton or Asa Hutchinson in charge - you can just look at the State Police diverting public funds into their own retirement system to see how crooked our state government has become. Compounding this problem is the judiciary and U S attorneys office. The system stinks, period.

  10. King Dubbs

    King Dubbs

    13 hours ago

    Yeah. I'm from Memphis and this could have been a severe tragic disaster. I wonder if the crack has been there for years and how did no one notice when they were building the bridge from day one?

  11. Clifford Zellner

    Clifford Zellner

    14 hours ago

    Some fishermen took a picture of the crack and sent that to officials to alert them, 3 months before they close it down?

  12. Robert Gantry

    Robert Gantry

    16 hours ago

    Man! I've gone across that bridge so many times in the last few years....

  13. Just J

    Just J

    16 hours ago

    Who is inspecting these structures and how often are they doing this? If it’s contracted out than it’s obviously going to the lowest bidder or someone who knows a guy who is connected to the department awarding the bid to inspect the structures…

  14. RON H

    RON H

    18 hours ago

    Just got your video on my feed. Love how you demonstrate the bridge with the model

  15. pedro Nonofyourbusiness

    pedro Nonofyourbusiness

    Day ago

    I am glad that dispite this having been a clear 'inspection failure' I am glad that you keep pointing to the 'natural inevitibility' of failures in just about anything and that the best we can hope for being inspectiin catching faikures before the becone catastrophic Good presentation

  16. Jonathan Hernandez

    Jonathan Hernandez

    Day ago

    Exactly why we should be advocating for an infrastructure bill to bring it up to date.

  17. Greg Helms

    Greg Helms

    Day ago

    Still cringe to think I’ve been over that bridge many times at or close to 80k pounds since that crack had been there.

  18. Tim Hensley

    Tim Hensley

    Day ago

    I would not wait for engineers to come up with an idea. I would not cross that bridge.

  19. Mike Mills

    Mike Mills

    Day ago

    The problem is the idiots in charge piss all the tax dollars away that could be used to build new bridges but instead they put bandaid on top of bandaid to infrastructure that was only designed with a 50 year lifespan. Replace the bridges instead of patching them up.

  20. Joseph Phelps

    Joseph Phelps

    Day ago

    So, you should look into the huge emc billboard that fell at the hard rock arena

  21. SISYPHUS VASILIAS

    SISYPHUS VASILIAS

    Day ago

    GOOD NEWS GUY!!!!! Both Parties want to Privatise American Infrastructure out to Corporations and let them take responsibility for Maintenance while ensuring no individual person can be held legally responsible for any negligence.

  22. SISYPHUS VASILIAS

    SISYPHUS VASILIAS

    Day ago

    US Gov and FedRes generated more than enough money to maintain and repair all of USAs aging critical infrastructure...but chose to give the money to Privately owned Banks and Investment Funds instead.

  23. SISYPHUS VASILIAS

    SISYPHUS VASILIAS

    Day ago

    Shux..... Practical Engineering is becoming an Autopsy Channel for collapsing US Infrastructure.

  24. SteveG 6513

    SteveG 6513

    Day ago

    Well presented as always! Nicely done.

  25. john doe

    john doe

    Day ago

    I can already tell you why this happened. It's because of the mentality of work effort here. No where else can you go to any restaurant, business, or government agency and be told they are closed two or three hours earlier than posted, when they are indeed still on the clock. As a memphian I can tell you that we don't work hard here for the most part. We do the bare minimum and that's it. In other words don't expect nothing when yall come here 🤣🤣 cuz it will shock you.

  26. V. E.

    V. E.

    Day ago

    Gross mis-management, highlighted by a token firing of a mid-level inspector. Nice job guys. Our nation is slowly decaying under our feet and fat, lazy old men are responsible. Supervisors deferring to subordinates who, in turn, defer to subordinates, etc., etc. smh America's infrastructure is in dire peril, across the country.

  27. Mojito

    Mojito

    Day ago

    This is the most boring shit i’ve seen all week

  28. Green Nights

    Green Nights

    Day ago

    What do I think? lol The shadow of the ax hangs over it all. I cannot stop thinking the futility of it all is proof of my blunder.

  29. Farm Cat

    Farm Cat

    Day ago

    I hope you and your team are making a ton of dough off these!

  30. meme man

    meme man

    Day ago

    4:33 I pass this bridge every day and always wondered how the arch sat in the middle. For those wondering this is the Fort Pitt bring in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

  31. zeutomehr

    zeutomehr

    Day ago

    whats the song in the intro here?

  32. zack1stplayer

    zack1stplayer

    Day ago

    The fact that that fracture might have been on the bridge since 2016 just reminds me of the poor state of the Golden Gate Bridge. Though it's hard to tell from the outside, that damned bridge has so much damage the management just ignores

  33. Cees Heemskerk

    Cees Heemskerk

    2 days ago

    Build in 1973 means build without computer. In that time it was oldfashed calculating and then divided times two, That is the reason that the bridge is not collapsed

    • Cees Heemskerk

      Cees Heemskerk

      Day ago

      @It is good day to be not dead. English is not my nativ language....

    • It is good day to be not dead.

      It is good day to be not dead.

      Day ago

      your English is horrendous, seriously idk what youre trying to say

  34. Dave in MD

    Dave in MD

    2 days ago

    It's New Maadrid, long "a", not Madrid like the city. We like to pronounce things differently in the Midwest, like Karo, spelled Cairo, or New Berlin, accent on the first syllable, not Berlin like the city in Germany or the composer.

  35. Romanian Prince

    Romanian Prince

    2 days ago

    Another case of shit rolling down hill!

  36. 202tupper

    202tupper

    2 days ago

    5700 comments... ill get yelled at for this, but here goes: span is too long for a tie arch that is not fully 2 arches. the stylishness where the upper arches meet increases load to the outter ends of the arch. only way this design arch could be reliable long term would have been to build with abutments or have added a means to transfer force to a larger center pier

  37. snicklefritz669

    snicklefritz669

    2 days ago

    That's absolutely right. 1 Person Should NOT be responsible for such a vital structure as this.

  38. warren wilson

    warren wilson

    2 days ago

    Terrific job on this video. What on earth happens to all of the barge traffic? (July 26, 2021, St. Joseph, MO.)

  39. Allen L

    Allen L

    2 days ago

    I have dealt with ARDOT.. That is one slow ass agency. They take forever to approve the slightest thing! Then something like this and they still don’t get it done. It is clear to me why Arkansas produced a President as bad as Bill Clinton! Just imagine all the ladies that have to sell themselves to get the inspection of the bridge done properly! I bet Bill wishes he still had a hockup now that his buddy Jeffrey Epstein is long gone! They were thick as two porn stars when times were good! Thank God the country was spared the Hillary Presidency!

  40. LA Hover Bikes

    LA Hover Bikes

    2 days ago

    HOLD UP!! did you just casually glide past the fact they knew the crack was there 2 years earlier??? Because that's kinda A BIG DEAL!

  41. Molandria

    Molandria

    2 days ago

    In california, it was discovered a few years ago that for many years, Bridge Inspectors were just filling out paperwork and never actually inspecting the bridges.

  42. Arden Phone Taylor

    Arden Phone Taylor

    2 days ago

    Great video!! I live the at home example to show how the load is distributed!

  43. JuliaB

    JuliaB

    2 days ago

    Thank you for explaining it in a way I can understand it. I’ve driven across that bridge many times. This is kinda scary.

  44. Debbie Lam

    Debbie Lam

    2 days ago

    The democraps are so worried about a vote they flood our country with illegals Which makes our roads,schools,jail ,law enforcement,housing ,medical,sewage systems and food supplies etc Get overwhelmed if they don’t care about those issues you know maintenance and preservation of our original infrastructure is the least of there worries

  45. garycsfunlife

    garycsfunlife

    2 days ago

    Sounds more like some government officials decided to put off the repair due to overall price from fix and from shutting it down but this is just my opinion from dealing with officials in the past

  46. ZeFiX_SicKem

    ZeFiX_SicKem

    2 days ago

    4:51 This model only represents the bridge if it was made in a different way. The i40 bridge with the crack has two sides, one with the crack and the other side with no crack. Hypothesis: If you were to add another rope to the model that you demonstrated, the model would not collapse. I understand that this is just a demonstration and is not an actual representation of the bridge, but you can see the bridge were the beam on 1 side of the bridge has fractured but the other side of the bridge seemly has no fractures.

  47. Ron Z Photography

    Ron Z Photography

    2 days ago

    I crossed that bridge, with the crack there. I'm glad that not only myself and my dog crossed that bridge safely, but others did too before it was closed. What could have been and the lives lost...

  48. Patrick W

    Patrick W

    2 days ago

    Roflmao at the New Madrid thing.... People here in the midwest-southern region, love to butcher intl names. Versailles, MO is pronounced Ver-SALES Nevada, MO is Ne-Vay-duh And they wonder why they get treated like illiterate stupid folk.

  49. Lee Huff

    Lee Huff

    2 days ago

    Interesting that the bridge shown as an example of the tied arch design was the Fort Pitt Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA. I've been over THAT bridge way more times than I care to remember. This incident reminds me of a similar one back in the late 70s, involving the I-79 bridge over the Ohio River at Coraopolis, PA. A crack was spotted by a towboat crew passing under the back channel section. That crack was later determined to be caused by a then- new welding process whose name escapes me, but has since been banned in bridge construction. The process introduced a brittleness to the surrounding steel that was aggravated by the bitter cold weather the area was suffering over the course of several winters at the time.

  50. Walnutter

    Walnutter

    2 days ago

    I'm an inspector and you don't want to know how bad American bridges are and how rarely we are allowed to inpect them.

    • Walnutter

      Walnutter

      2 days ago

      I the video he states every couple of years but that's a lie. They won't let us because it's not in the budget and when we find something they sit on doing anything for as long as possible. Firing that inspector was to save face.

  51. mohasaud

    mohasaud

    2 days ago

    De Soto’s down but Cosmo’s got the caboose

  52. MY 2RUE-SENSE (Vlad Tepes)

    MY 2RUE-SENSE (Vlad Tepes)

    2 days ago

    Have you covered the old Sunshine-Skyway Bridge Incident in early 80's St. Pete FL??

  53. MY 2RUE-SENSE (Vlad Tepes)

    MY 2RUE-SENSE (Vlad Tepes)

    2 days ago

    Why haven't they built a Temp. Span in the interim??

  54. Arioch IV

    Arioch IV

    3 days ago

    How would they go about fixing such damage?

  55. Joey Pincombe

    Joey Pincombe

    3 days ago

    Is it possible to weld that huge crack or would they have to rebuild the bridge ?

    • Joey Pincombe

      Joey Pincombe

      2 days ago

      Ok thank you for the info cause the size of the crack in the bridge was super thick I'd hate to think that I would be driving on that bridge ps how old is that bridge I know it must have come from a steel mill somewhere

    • Lee Huff

      Lee Huff

      2 days ago

      Since that piece has already failed, they will likely cut it out to a determined safe margin, and splice in a new member. The splicing will likely be done with fish plates and bolts to make the joints. Welding would possibly weaken the steel surrounding the new weld by burning the carbon out of the surrounding steel.

  56. Dan Shearer

    Dan Shearer

    3 days ago

    Yep. I am glad they closed it. I was pissed off with the 45 minute detour and delay driving back to Arizona, but now I understand totally.

  57. KingCrusty

    KingCrusty

    3 days ago

    Wild to think I had driven accross this bridge just 2 months prior on my trip to Memphis.

  58. Samuel Copeland

    Samuel Copeland

    3 days ago

    This is the best video yet. If you made a video about the golden gate bridge collapsed. I am happy the Hernando Desota bridge didn't collapse.

  59. master 67

    master 67

    3 days ago

    how close did this bridge come to failing??? umm that big ass cracked beam looks like a fail to me

  60. Stinky Ham

    Stinky Ham

    3 days ago

    I bet that inspector was thinking to himself "f@$!, why me? Why couldn't Ralph or Bob have found this! God damn, now I have close this stupid bridge. This was supposed to be my day off!"

  61. Arthur Balls

    Arthur Balls

    3 days ago

    Should've called Andrew Camarata

  62. Chaplin Vici

    Chaplin Vici

    3 days ago

    What really happened was corruption. Paying uniformed mercenaries to harass and eat out the substance of the citizenry to fund a privately owned prison industry. What happened is corrupt politicians pandering to socialist special interests, instead of to funding maintenance and repair. Inspections every 5 yrs instead of every year, because funding... that crack should have been discovered and fixed, long before it became a break. This was an infrastructural attack by treasonous politicians claiming negligence as an excuse for liability.

  63. Mike Mhoon

    Mike Mhoon

    3 days ago

    Cracked beam....bridge broken.🤷‍♂️

  64. W. M.

    W. M.

    3 days ago

    I'm just here for the Al Gore rhythms. BTW, I enjoy your videos. Thanks!

  65. Douglas Harlan

    Douglas Harlan

    3 days ago

    Being the failed section the I 40 bridge has been removed, hopefully there is a failure analysis .to be under taken to determined the how and what caused the fracture. Ret. Me Eng

  66. Michael Massey

    Michael Massey

    3 days ago

    Rap music done this

  67. Frosty Los

    Frosty Los

    3 days ago

    They say itll take til August 2021 to fix it. Never knew about this til today. only read that someone got fired.

  68. bwhog

    bwhog

    3 days ago

    So just a comment here... While the earlier inspections missed this defect, a later inspection DID catch it BEFORE catastrophic failure, even if was pure luck that kept the bridge intact. So even though the inspection process was flawed, the process of inspections actually fulfilled their intended function and identified a problem before it resulted in a failure of the structure. It's inexcusable for it to have gone unremarked for so long and probably a fair number of people need to answer for that but, nevertheless, the inspectors that caught it still kept the public safe and they deserve our thanks.

  69. xxdfoster

    xxdfoster

    3 days ago

    Ahhh education. Thanks for taking the time to share this , sir.

  70. Lewi - Life

    Lewi - Life

    4 days ago

    I’ve always wanted to know what bridge this was, I remember falling asleep when I was on a car ride home as a kid and woke up for a couple minutes and have a vivid memory of seeing this huge ugly ass bridge and assuming it was near my house for so long but never saw it. This explains it… this thing is over a hundred miles away I just didn’t have any concept of time since I fell asleep 😂

  71. Thomas Hadley

    Thomas Hadley

    4 days ago

    thanks but what is happenning to the inspection protocol

  72. Curtis Gipson

    Curtis Gipson

    4 days ago

    As a lifelong Memphian it is weird to hear you talking about and even just seeing videos of Memphis.

  73. Ayahoo

    Ayahoo

    4 days ago

    Don't worry guys we fired a single person this clearing us of all wrong!

  74. Tim Pagliarulo

    Tim Pagliarulo

    4 days ago

    I don't know if I would consider this bridge iconic. It's quite ugly honestly.

  75. em1o smurf

    em1o smurf

    4 days ago

    update: just a few more weeks, folks. apparently there were a few more issues needing attention, and then we'll see. let's see if the elephant walks all the way across.

  76. Showsee One

    Showsee One

    4 days ago

    It’s called typical Memphis corruption

  77. Tim Lowe

    Tim Lowe

    4 days ago

    I drive a truck and I've crossed that bridge hundreds of times. I get scared crossing bridges sometimes,

  78. David Anderson

    David Anderson

    4 days ago

    I don’t know if anybody knows but this is infrastructure. Lol

  79. trapshooter1991

    trapshooter1991

    4 days ago

    I live nowhere near Memphis, but I am particularly interested in this as it seems (to a non-engineer) like the same thing that happened to the Sherman Minton Bridge between Louisville KY and New Albany, IN. The bridges are nearly identical, as are the problems being discussed.

  80. Dac L

    Dac L

    4 days ago

    If this was in my country, they would've waited until next elections to fix it... with a duct tape, and steal a lot of money for it.

  81. Mixed Reality Sim Racing

    Mixed Reality Sim Racing

    4 days ago

    Guess the redundancy was that there are two sides connected with crossbars

  82. Sylvia Rusty FæThey

    Sylvia Rusty FæThey

    4 days ago

    So, RDOT had a single person inspect the entire bridge every time from 2016 to 2021? like i fuckin believe that

  83. mrfunnylookin ha yes

    mrfunnylookin ha yes

    4 days ago

    I40 bridge, I35W bridge in Minneapolis and the Florida tower. All is a sign that this nation have a lot of work to do to keep our roadway and homes safe. And we have one group playing politics for the last 10 years. Theses things didn't have to happen. Call your congress member and tell them to pass that bill to repair this nation.

  84. US - Uncle Sam

    US - Uncle Sam

    4 days ago

    Where was the steel made? C H I N A

  85. Jordan Dixon

    Jordan Dixon

    4 days ago

    As an inspector it helps to know that you have to inspect 1k’s of things, and with to few people and way too many things to check thing get missed I appreciate that you pointed that out. The real issue is under funded, over worked inspectors.

  86. kwnyupstate

    kwnyupstate

    4 days ago

    Engineers make decision it is unsafe then politicians find people to say some cheap repair is good enough until it can be permanently fixed.

  87. ks10308

    ks10308

    4 days ago

    what is the song you use in the beginning of the video? Love it

  88. Kameron O'Bannon

    Kameron O'Bannon

    4 days ago

    I watched this video when it came out, and again today I live in the Memphis metro, and I was very surprised to see Practical Engineering cover this ,the toll this situation took on the city was quite large considering how many people from AR travel into Memphis for work, as well as truckers coming in for shipping routes. Great video

  89. Damitsall

    Damitsall

    4 days ago

    I remember watching this situation develop on HIGHIMPACTFLIX (great channel by the way) and they were watching as the inspectors were trying to shutdown the bridge and cops refused to do anything. In fact when they first got there, they were ready to arrest the inspectors for calling the emergency line so many times.

  90. lcarus42

    lcarus42

    4 days ago

    Negligence due to political syphoning of our tax dollars away from the purpose of said tax revenue.

  91. yaryar1976

    yaryar1976

    5 days ago

    The Calcasieu River bridge in Lake Charles will be the next bridge story. On a scale from 0-100, inspectors have it a .6 yeah,decimal point six. Assuming they didn’t miss anything in the inspection.

  92. Mads Madsen

    Mads Madsen

    5 days ago

    That they just fired a guy and put all blame on him reminds me so much about the Soviet union, when corruption was identified, all they needed was to put the blame on one guy and then they could continue the corruption.

  93. Daniel Byrne

    Daniel Byrne

    5 days ago

    Dude. It's amazing how wrong you are. I would love to school you.

  94. Daniel Byrne

    Daniel Byrne

    5 days ago

    I'm a bridge Engineer and you are dead wrong. This is not a tied arch bridge.

  95. dada dada

    dada dada

    5 days ago

    It cracks me up whenever you say it's a crack because it sure looks like a break or cut.

  96. Dubz0Eight

    Dubz0Eight

    5 days ago

    9:50 *THANK YOU!* I live near this bridge and my girl lives on the other side of it. Arkansas infrastructure is generally HORRIBLE. Before they fired the inspector i said to my family "i bet it was an Arkansas inspection that missed this "crack". Everyone involved shouldve been let go not just a scapegoat. Ive known people who are afraid to drive across bridges. In Arkansas they have a reason to be.

  97. Travis Owen

    Travis Owen

    5 days ago

    Having friends in the trucking industry, that is not just an inconvenience for motorists, it is a severe impediment to materials distribution.

  98. hemified sixtyfour

    hemified sixtyfour

    5 days ago

    We can support illegal's and other countries, but never have infrastructure money...smh.

  99. Adam H

    Adam H

    5 days ago

    do one about how local/state authorities use permitting of overweight trucks as a source of income.... and also how those huge loads damage bridges.

  100. Pam Frank

    Pam Frank

    5 days ago

    Interesting and informative

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