I am quite sure that most of you have read the recent news on the Malaysian bridge incident whereby 3 victims found drowned. As we do know that , The newly-built iron-cable suspension bridge above the water was shaken by pupils walking on it, which caused a metal pillar anchoring the cable ripped off its concrete foundation. Obviously the reason why it gave up is that it has reached its UTS (Ultimate Tensile Strength) and bam it snaps. But again my question is how on earth the engineers built the bridge in the first place without taking into account the calculations. Didn’t they test if the bridge would withstand the stress that is being put on to it if people would start to shake. Knowing kids and even adults (hey sometimes I do that too) , there would be folks that would want to test out the bridge by violently shaking it. I mean if I am the engineer who built it and if such incident to occur , I would either resign. Lets be honest , the guilt would be there that 3 children (future Malaysians would would develop the country) have been perished just because the bridge wasn’t able to withstand the force. I do hope that some of the parents sue the contractor who have built it in the first place without testing it out fully if its capable or not.
I do feel sad for the 3 children who have lost their lives because of this incident. Imagine , a 5th Grader who wants to grow up to be someone successful has just ended his/her life by drowning due to a bridge which wasn’t able to sustain the amount of stress . Now my question to my readers is simple – Who to be blamed for this ?
The teachers who didn’t do their best to help the poor students ? – Personally I would try my best to help as I wouldn’t want to risk my self if I’m a family man as I am quite sure that nobody would risk it if you have a family to feed.
The students themselves ? - For shaking the bridge violently thus causing it to collapse
The contractor and the engineers who built the bridge in the first place ?- For not taking into account of external force and for not placing signs or simply by doing a simple job without following the proper safety guidelines that is needed when a bridge has to be constructed !