Detail design found to be partly problem with Nipigon bridge failure

The Ontario government has issued its long awaited update about what happened to cause the Nipigon River Bridge deck to lift dramatically during a freezing snap in January.

The organization Professional Engineers Government of Ontario (PEGO), said it was disappointed with the government’s findings because the investigation had not looked at the deeper causes into the failure.

PEGO issued its own statement, saying “… it is clear that the mandate was not comprehensive to include examination of the processes or safeguards that failed to prevent the unfortunate sequence of events despite numerous decision points in the process where sufficient expertise may have identified the dangers prior to the failure….

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