2007年08月06日

全国の古い橋を調査


Hundreds of Inspectors Check Nation’s Old Steel Bridges
( New York Times )

On the old bridge that carries Missouri Route 5 over the Lake of the Ozarks, near a place called Hurricane Deck, men with hammers spent yesterday whacking the girders and plates on the underside and listening to the voice of the steel. A subtle whisper could indicate acrack that could cause a collapse like the one in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

But these inspectors, like hundreds of others who were ordered out to old steel bridges around the country yesterday in the wake of the collapse, had no real idea of what they were trying to find.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・Inspector 検査官
・whack  ぴしゃりと打つ
・girder けた
・subtle 捕え難い、微妙な
・indicate 指などで指す、注意を向ける
・collapse 崩壊


● 解説ザブ〜ン!
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