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Bridges Collapse Causing Abnormal Deaths in China

On August 25, 2012, NetEase ( published a series of photos displaying 30 bridges that have collapsed in China in the past 10 years. Seven of those bridges fell in 2012. The most recent collapse of a bridge happened in Harbin on August 24, 2012. Three people were killed and five were injured. According to the article, “More bridges have collapsed like this one, either due to the overloading the bridge or erosion due to rainfall.”

(Editor: Media and netizens have identified corruption, cutting corners to save money, and Tofu Construction as the causes leading to such failures. According to Asia News, for example, "Tofu engineering work leads to a tofu bridge.")

Sources: NetEase (,  August 25, 2012
Asia News, A public menace, China’s ‘Tofu’ bridges in danger of collapse, August 28, 2012,-China%27s-%27Tofu%27-bridges-in-danger-of-collapse-25662.html