Confusion, violation of SOP led to cracks in pontoons

03/15/2013 | Engineering News-Record · KOMO-TV/KOMO-AM (Seattle)

Two state engineers in Washington who didn't follow standard operating procedures are being blamed for the cracks in the concrete pontoons to be used for the State Route 520 floating bridge. In addition, an internal analysis of the cracking issue found that "a poorly implemented project-delivery process that combined design-build and conventional design-bid-build created confusion that opened the door to faulty design work."

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