Main Suspension Cable Failure Likely Cause of Morbi Bridge Disaster

The morning after. Morbi pedestrian deck collapsed after suspension cable gave way.

A 143-year-old pedestrian suspension bridge over the Machchu River in Morbi in the state of Gujarat, India, collapsed at 6:32 p.m. on October 30—just 4 days after it had been re-opened
with great fanfare culminating 6 months of renovation. An estimated 250 people were on the bridge at the time
it collapsed, according to one source. It appears as if a main suspension cable
snapped, dumping screaming me…
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