Published on June 27, 2005 By trina_p In Philosophy
When too much water goes under the bridge, how much rain can fall before it collapses completely?
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on Jun 27, 2005
Depends on the bridge.

Really, it does depend on whether a bridge is suspension, cable, etc.

And I don't really know the stats for any of em.

on Jun 27, 2005
psst beebes this was under philosophy not engineering
on Jun 28, 2005
When too much water goes under the bridge, how much rain can fall before it collapses completely?

Logically not much, but you cant help the rain can you? So when the bridge breaks, i suppose all you can do is wait for the rain to stop and build a new, stronger one...
on Jun 30, 2005
yes, it depends on the bridge... and it depends on both sides of the bridge.
on Jun 30, 2005
and it depends on both sides of the bridge.

Humm, i'm lost, what do the sides of the bridge stand for?
on Jul 01, 2005
Humm, i'm lost, what do the sides of the bridge stand for?


If one side is stronger, more durable (more committed to securing the foundation of the bridge) than the other, the bridges is sure to collapse again.

I think it depends on the type of rain that falls. Scattered showers, while annoying, won't cause permenant damage--but vicious thunderstorms, complete with lightening, are likely to do the bridge in.
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