Seongsu Bridge

The Seongsu Bridge is a bridge over the Han River in Seoul, South Korea. It links the Seongdong and Gangnam districts. The cantilever bridge was completed in 1979 and its total length is 1160 m.

Seongsu Bridge
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The rebuilt Seongsu Bridge on February 2008.
DateOctober 21, 1994 (1994-10-21)
Time07:40am KST
LocationHan River, Seoul, South Korea
Non-fatal injuries17
Seongsu Bridge
Revised RomanizationSeongsu Daegyo
McCune–ReischauerSŏngsu Taegyo
Collapsed bridge in 1994

The original bridge collapsed early on the morning of October 21, 1994, when one of its sections broke off due to failure of the supporting truss, caused by a faulty weld. A total of 32 people died and 17 were injured in the accident. In the aftermath of the event, authorities planned to repair the bridge,[by whom?] but its structural weaknesses made a repair unfeasible and it was eventually dismantled and replaced. The new design was finished on 15 August 1997, and is similar to the original design.

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Coordinates: 37°32′15″N 127°02′06″E / 37.53750°N 127.03500°E / 37.53750; 127.03500