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Floods: Derbyshire...Entire town on brink of disaster

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Re: Floods: Derbyshire...Entire town on brink of disaster

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Re: Floods: Derbyshire...Entire town on brink of disaster

As with all major man-made structures, dams like bridges need constant checking as and when required, so why was it allowed to fail like this?

We put our faith along with our lives in the hands of design, construction and maintenance engineers, so let's hope this near disaster serves as a wake-up call - although given the repeat of history from the Tay Bridge in Scotland one and a half century ago to that flyover in Italy just last year, I somehow doubt it. 

There you go, that's cheered everybody up. Smiley

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Re: Floods: Derbyshire...Entire town on brink of disaster

In a lot of ways this is similar to the building cladding disaster.

Wrong on maintenance / materials / checking..............

Who checks the checkers.

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Who checks the checkers?

Why, the private sector and their unaccountable subcontractors of course.

Oh hang on....

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Re: Floods: Derbyshire...Entire town on brink of disaster

@Minivanman  dont forget that bridges and probably dams are all built by the people who can do it for the cheapest price!Sad

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Re: Floods: Derbyshire...Entire town on brink of disaster

Like the Titanic you mean.

Watched a program a good while back about how they used sub standard rivets in order to save money and if it is to be believed, that if the original requirement had been used, the side might not have not been torn off as it hit that iceberg. Same with allowing it to sail with a scorched damaged bulkhead as it was booked up with passengers wealthy and otherwise and then of course there were those lifeboats - or rather there weren't.

Money money money eh.Sad

 

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Re: Floods: Derbyshire...Entire town on brink of disaster


@Minivanman wrote:

As with all major man-made structures, dams like bridges need constant checking as and when required, so why was it allowed to fail like this?


Because as I've previously said we're a country that is poor with infrastructure design and maintenance.

Infinity called it a unwanted rant / moan / soapbox post but my point was one of merit despite his rose tinted vision of the world.

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