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    Fireworks Cause Deadly Highway Collapse

    hm well this was something interesting to see off the weather channel website

    http://www.weather.com/news/firework...china-20130201



    yahoo has more pictures


    http://news.yahoo.com/photos/firewor...085411120.html
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    Is it just me, or is the highway just sitting on the pillars instead of being connected?

    A case of poor construction if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikiy View Post
    Is it just me, or is the highway just sitting on the pillars instead of being connected?

    A case of poor construction if you ask me.
    That's actually not that uncommon, it's to allow the bridge to move during earthquakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smrund View Post
    That's actually not that uncommon, it's to allow the bridge to move during earthquakes.
    Hmm, I guess that makes sense.

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    China...shits always exploding there and it's no surprise the bridge went down either given some of the incredibly poor construction they put into things.

    have a look here for more
    http://www.city-data.com/forum/econo...ices-lack.html
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    heh, go away for for an hour and the thread gets comments

    so besides smog and so many people, looks like i wont be moving to china in the fear of random firework delivery truck explosions
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    You have to consider the size of the country though. I'm not one bit surprised stuff like this happens there. Population-wise, it's almost 5 United States and 3 European Unions.

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    hehe well yes thats true, and seeing lagwin's post there seems to be a lot of bad bridges about to
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    A truck exploded and the highway went down. This must of been a really cheap highway.

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    I never did like fireworks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam the Wiser View Post
    A truck exploded and the highway went down. This must of been a really cheap highway.
    Apparently it was a really huge explosion because of the fireworks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam the Wiser View Post
    A truck exploded and the highway went down. This must of been a really cheap highway.
    Get me some trucks packed with fireworks and I'll see how tough your highways are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam the Wiser View Post
    A truck exploded and the highway went down. This must of been a really cheap highway.
    Or some damned strong fireworks, jeez!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Or some damned strong fireworks, jeez!
    Maybe russian fireworks. We call it dynamite here

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