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Cause of Oak Island bridge collapse released

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The Department of Transportation said they now know what caused the Oak Island Bridge to collapse in December, taking the life of one worker. In sixty-seven page report released Tuesday, the DOT said evidence shows the couplers that connected parts of the steel road support brace were welded together, which ultimately weakened the rods to the point where they couldn't support the weight of the girder. The report also points out several metal braces near the girder weren't installed properly. The DOT will continue to review the report, and make suggestions in order to resume work on the bridge as soon as possible. All major work was stopped on that bridge after the collapse.

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Dear DOT

Dear DOT, Please define 'as soon as possible'. Does that mean this year?

The worker who lost his life....

I remember hearing the family of the man who died in this accident was struggling to bury him. Did they ever receive the help they needed and should be entitled to from the company he worked for? Does anyone know? His death was due to no negligence on his part.

You'll have to wait another

You'll have to wait another 6 months before that answer is revealed. Man did that take a long time to come to a conclusion as to what happened :-(