The Underlying Factors of Social Design

737 WordsFeb 23, 20183 Pages
The Underlying Factors of Social Design When we think of social responsibility, we think of the effort and trust that an individual is willing to take in order to benefit the needs of others . It plays as a major role in society in which it focuses on the community. It is a duty that we are obligated to fulfill and without it, the economy would be much unorganized and inconsiderate to the public. The heartbreaking incident that occurred on August 1, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota of the I-35W bridge collapse pointed out a perfect example of why behaving ethically is an important factor in our society. After this tragic accident on the Mississippi Bridge, it proved that without the commitment that we put in certain features, negative outcomes are most likely to occur. At 6 p.m. on Wednesday of August 1, 2007, the Mississippi Bridge that carried a total of 111 vehicles across the river and occupied construction zone collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145. The bridge that was built out of trusses and gusset plates became the initial factor that caused the accident. The probable cause was presumed to be due to the load capacity of traffic and construction overbearing that day; causing the gusset plates at the U10 nodes to fracture. With the increase in tension and stress compression- the gusset plate ended up snapping. According to NTSB, it is pretty hard to point out who was responsible for the damage. The bridge was originally designed by Sverdup&Parcel
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