Bridge Collapse, Papua New Guinea

A claim was made concerning the collapse of a bridge in Papua New Guinea – a result of the specialist sub-consultant engineer not checking their design works. The main consulting engineer also did not check the works. The bridge was subject to extraordinary flood forces imposed during the wet season and earthquakes. The beam collapsed. The parties settled the issue of liability after a hard fought legal struggle. Brett Vincent was able to convince the negligent engineer to accept greater responsibility.