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Caltrans has closed the bridge in the heart of Big Sur Village to vehicle traffic after it was discovered that one of the columns holding the bridge up is cracked due to erosion.
DWR investigates concrete erosion at Oroville Dam (KCRA3-TV)
Video by WIRED Magazine. Featuring architects and designers from POPULOUS, the design firm responsible for most of the great new stadiums of the last 20 years.
Woodlake Dam has a problem. Battered by hurricanes, the spillway is damaged with several large breaches, and the inside of the earthfill is riddled with voids. State Orders Breaching of Woodlake Dam
For the record, there has never been a catastrophic failure by overturning of a high rise building. With the possible exception of the WTC towers on 9/11, no skyscraper has ever fallen over in an uncontrolled manner. But there could always be a first time. Enter the...