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Goodbye URS engineers


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The State of Minnesota today sued it engineering consultant over the collpase of the I-35W bridge 2 years ago tommorrow. URS Corp, the state contends in its suit, failed in its responsibilities to inspect, analyze and evaluate the bridge and "violated the applicable engineering standard of care."


The State's lawsuit includes this URS memo to MinnDOT: "But the state's suit also included a potentially revealing memo from URS.


"We will not calculate actual capacities of all of the connections since that is too much work, although that provides the most accurate results,'' the firm wrote in March 2006. "Instead, we will do some approximate but conservative adjustments to the member capacities per [the] design specifications.""


The suit also reports that a note from an internal URS meeting in 2005 states, "Gusset Plate Buckling -- If this occurs, it is not catastrophic."


This buoys up all the individual lawsuits against URS. This is probably going to be the largest amount ever requested against a professional design firm.

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