Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sichaun China's Bridges: Minjiang Arch Bridge

July 2008 31.025 Degrees, 103.575 Degrees) Minjiang Arch Bridge
On the upstream side of the Zipindpu Dam is the damaged Miao Zi Ping Bridge, but on the downstream side is an undamaged two span through arch bridge over the Minjiang. This photo was taken by Francis and David and shown on their Treasurethouhast Flickr website. I guess the lack of damage shows the variability of ground shaking. Also, the Miao Zi Ping Bridge was closest to the fault rupture and had the most damage, while the dam was a little further away and had less damage, and this arch bridge was still further away and had no damage.

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