“0.1 Ton” China Quality Bridge Captured on Film


The latest piece of China quality infrastructure to provide international audiences some much needed distraction from America quality governance is a Jiangxi ferry bridge filmed in the instant of its demise, with a flag-waving crosser seemingly too ironic a load for the bridge to bear.

The unfortunate accident resulted in 10 people being hospitalised, the bridge itself having only been completed in late September:

Although at least spared it exploding, the usual concerns about quality of construction and overloading were soon raised.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 16/10/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I love the description: "too ironic a load for the bridge to bear"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:27 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with the quality of the boat ramp (no, it's not a "bridge").

    The boat operator needs jailtime for letting so many people at the same time onto the ramp.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 21/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you look at the one in the background, it's not nearly as crowded. That guy was actually doing his job.

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    Comment by Erranty
    14:02 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you figure each of those people way 110lbs (49Kg)it would take about 18 of them per Ton.

    Based on the visible design of that "Ramp", if it were made of Steel it should've been able to handle 3-4 tons. But my guess is that it was made of Aluminium seeing as that doesn't Rust, but it's a much weaker material, which using that design would only have been designed to support 1 ton.

    And the boat operator might not be at fault there if that ramp was the Dock's property, with has become the case more often lately.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:26 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    China = QUALITY irony

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:18 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    a busted and rusted iron-y,that is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 16/10/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Laugh about this, then google longest bridges in the world and laugh some more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:26 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I did and oh shit I'd be to scared to ever go on any of those myself... hell I'm afraid china will be worse then the middle east with IEDs meant to go off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:44 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most of them are at least a few years old and no reports of spectacular explosions have yet surfaced. Is that a QUALITY-fail or a quality-success?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:30 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just wait and see couple more years, friend. I won't be too shocked if one of these long bridge will collapse near future.

    I've witness so many incompetent engineering from China that I am not convinced about the sturdiness of the structure from the "middle kingdom".

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:42 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    "just wait and see couple more years"
    a weebo defending his Chinese failtage~

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    Comment by fxc2
    22:11 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I know one big ass wall which is still standing to this day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:23 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not incompetent eningeering, just corrupt policy and governance

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    10:58 16/10/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Quality aside that is a whole lot of people on that bridge.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:15 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    YES... I saw the video and was like "WTF? Why so many people on bridge?" That shit is simple lack of common sense.

    I blame the idiots.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The bridge was still shit quality. I wouldn't have stepped foot on it in the first place. It has 0 support underneath it made of not very strong material.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:44 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    this or the fact thats a lot of people would prove that the bridge may have also reach its resonance? threshold

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It doesn't matter if it is new or old. The material obviously cannot support the force of so many people. Look at the structure. It is simply like some steel of approximately a few inch thick and you expect it to support like 30 people or more at the same time with only 2 supporting point at the ends? It is very normal that it broke at the middle. The dude who designed the bridge simply didn't expect so many people on it at the same time. It doesn't take a mechanical or civil engineering degree to figure out it can't hold so many people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:21 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was a new bridge, it would have collapsed after a few months moderate traffic, as opposed to one month heavy, anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:48 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, except you need them all to be stepping in time for that to happen so...pretty damn unlikely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:41 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even retards such as yourself can seem intelligent in 'hindsight'. A bridge is designed to hold maximum occupancy at maximum force loading from vibration and natural occurrences. If it doesn't meet those specifications, you've got a potential murder case on your hands. Whether the people realise high tech lightweight carbon fibre tubing is used, or Coco pop boxes or they'd never know. A bridge is a bridge is a bridge, it's designed for crossing. And considering how packed China is with people, overloading(to Westerners and Japanese eyes)is a daily event there.

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    Comment by the7k
    11:38 16/10/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The real news hasn't even happened yet. Wait until all the people who fell in the water mysteriously grow extra eyes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:28 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... or spontaneously combust.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:08 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Will it bend?.... meh, that's not even a question ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Dat first paragraph

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:18 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'd been thinking Sankaku's been a bit short on Chinese stuff exploding and/or collapsing these days, so good to see this here.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ITS NOT A BRIDGE is a Trussed Aluminum Ramp to a dock NOT A BRIDGE

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kudos to the quick thinking person, or persons, who tossed the flotation devices into the water. Unfortunately, those were also made in China and quickly burst into flames and sunk to the bottom, taking several hapless pedestrians with them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:04 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Blog owner is a weeabo

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    building a bridge is similiar to manufacturing potato chips, 80% air 20% chips

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    Comment by Shadow C
    10:31 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heck, I learned about bridges and what happens when you apply too much stress to them(or build them badly) in a generic technology class back in middle school... And my school wasn't even a top one.

    Step up, China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:09 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Millennium Bridge in London was closed not long after completion because they discovered people tended to walk in step with each other and it's was building a resonance within the bridge. They added dampers to absorb this. Same as how the army put in an off-beat when marching over bridges.

    However not only is that barely long enough to be considered anything more than a glorified gangplank, it doesn't seem to show any sign of resonant flexing prior to collapse. Though the people were all walking in step.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:14 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some simple estimation and maths would put at least 3 (if not double that) tonne on that bridge, Ive seen bridges larger and sturdier then that only rated to 2 ton. Im not protecting Chinese "quality" products, I am just pointing out that the crowding of citizens is a large part to blame.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:34 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know..... you would think that the bridge, if it was in a high traffic area like it apparently was since there were so many people on it, would be built to handle quite a bit of weight.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:39 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's exploding in its own way...

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    Comment by Remilia
    00:50 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    One word - Exploded

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least they had plenty of life-rings nearby...

    ...Now that I think about it, Prob not a good sign..

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:19 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a marina. There are like hundreds of life rings in arms reach at just about every marina.

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    Comment by Pyrus
    09:10 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's no point any longer in placing blame for this: It's all bridge under the water...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This LOADING RAMP (not a bridge) was severely overloaded. The people responsible for controlling foot traffic on the ramp are responsible. There was nothing wrong with the ramp itself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:29 18/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What? No ravenous piranhas? No shark frenzy? Not even a lonely alligator munching on some Chinese?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:09 18/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    In communist China, Bridges cross you!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:34 18/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe China was producing a third Arakawa Under the Bridge anime and the shit went so wrong.

    At least they can now make Arakawa Under the Sea

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:21 19/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was a gangplank for a ferry. It's not surprising it would give if you let that many people on it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:21 19/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    arent americans those guys which like to be ferrari for the sake of it..........

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:03 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol oh china

    Well, at least those people (hopefully?) learned a lesson about not crowding up so much, especially in a country infamous for shitty build quality of, well, everything.

    Now for the rest of the 1.351 billion...

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    Comment by KingFisher
    10:30 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am I supposed to find this funny? This is just an everyday occurrence for china.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    09:50 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sit back and queue the laugh-track, this is gold.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:16 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The chinese flag sinking being a sign of their shitty excuse of a country sinking. Also Senkaku Island belongs to Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:25 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember when part of the Great Wall of China collapsed a few years ago? THe part that collapsed was the recently restored part, not the ancient bits. SO even the ancients built stuff better than their modern offspring.

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