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Consultancy for the evaluation of the collapse of the Loncomilla Bridge

Consultancy for the evaluation of the collapse of the Loncomilla Bridge, located in route M-30 between San Javier and Constitución, Chile.

216 m long (7 spans between 16 and 40 m long) and 21 m high bridge consisting of steel beams with a concrete collaborating deck, two V-shaped strut supports, two vertical bents, and two abutments.

Analysis of the collapse of the Loncomilla Bridge, on November 18, 2004. Several specialists from the fields of structures, construction, transport, and hydraulics worked in this project, in order to identify the causes that most likely led to the collapse of the bridge; physical causes and procedural errors in the design, construction, operation and bridge repair stages.