Brady Heywood Podcast

Join forensic engineer Sean Brady as he discusses engineering failures and disasters. Sean examines both the technical and human causes of failure, explores failures in a range of professions, and talks about why our decision making is not nearly as rational as we’d like to think. Follow our Twitter updates at @BradyHeywoodPod


Episode 19 - Stranger than Fiction

The collapse of the I40 bridge in 2002 was a tragedy, but its aftermath was a story you simply couldn't make up.

It begins with a barge, a bridge, and an impostor, and it ends with a prison sentence, Vladimir Putin, and cheque fraud in Alaska

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A photograph of the collapse is available at


 2017-11-08  22m