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Caltrans - Costa Rica Collection: 20100630105

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  • Title: View of Rio Bananito Bridge collapse near Limon
  • Date: 1991-04-22
  • Earthquake: Limon Province, Costa Rica Earthquake, Apr. 22, 1991 Magnitude: 7.6

Description: Large lateral spread cracking is obvious in roadway leading to bridge deck which collapsed into the river during the earthquake. Caltrans investigation suspects liquefaction, aggravated by earlier scouring, may have caused the piers to collapse during the strong shaking.

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