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Another Day, Another Bridge Collapse in China- Lookout San Francisco

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 10, 2011


China is building a lot of junk/stuff and some of it even stays here. Thus, its not uncommon to have things like exploding glass, carnivorous escalators and just plain stupidity. But now China has to clean up her own mess one more time. This time a bridge in Hainan China collapsed- while being built.( Two workers died and two were injured as well)….
Yeah, how do you suppose those guys in San Francisco, the ones who contracted a chinese company with no bridge building experience feel now? They should be a little nervous, after all, our bridge was made in China…

story here

6 Responses to “Another Day, Another Bridge Collapse in China- Lookout San Francisco”

  1. gowron said

    And I just finished updating version 2 of my fatality report. Back to the old drawing board….

  2. Brewskie said

    Even in the US press you’ll occasionally read a bridge collapse in China – it’s usually only a few years at most. The next time I’m in Oakland, I might have to think about swimming to San Fran, rather than driving across the Bay Bridge. How earthquake proof is that sucker?

  3. Brewskie said

    Actually, I just found this well researched post written by an insider on China’s infrastructure. I normally wouldn’t trust a site with a peculiar name – Top Secret Writers – but I gotta say this guy really did his homework. A lot of his links pertain to stuff I’ve already read.

    http://www.topsecretwriters.com/2011/07/chinese-manufacturing-practices-trusted/

    Let me know if you can’t open it. I’ll copy and paste the text for ya.

    • wtdevflnt said

      Thanks Brewskie. After reading it, I’d have to say the guy has done his homework. The funny thing is that had he not footnoted so many things, the typical American would just blow off the report as hate speech or China bashing.

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