Concord, North Carolina Highway 29 bridge collapse 20/05/2000

Concord, North Carolina Highway 29 bridge collapse 20/05/2000

Charlotte pedestrian walkway collapses

CONCORD, N.C. (May 20, 2000) A concrete pedestrian walkway spanning a four-lane highway collapsed, injuring more than 90 people — at least 16 critically — as they left a NASCAR race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Aid workers treated injured race fans

Lowe’s Motor Speedway Bridge Collapse

Three times a year the NASCAR Sprint series
events at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and the 160,000 fans they bring pose a unique challenge to the Concord Department of Fire and Life
Safety. On May 20, 2000, the resources of not only the fire department, but also the resources
of the entire region were tested. At approximately 11:13 p.m., immediately following the conclusion of the Winston All Star Race, the north pedestrian
bridge, filled with exited fans, collapsed onto U.S. Highway 29

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Investigation of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Bridge Collapse

53 Remain in Hospital After Bridge Collapse

The Winston stock car race was winding down and fans were streaming across a pedestrian bridge to the parking lot when two loud cracks could be heard above the murmur of the crowd.

Investigation of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Bridge Collapse

On May 20, 2000, shortly after the finish of a racing event at the Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC, one span of a four-span, simply-supported, precast, pretensioned concrete pedestrian bridge collapsed injuring 107 people. 

Judge rules against fans in Lowe's bridge collapse

RALEIGH, N.C. — Four NASCAR fans injured in the post-race collapse of a pedestrian bridge in 2000 cannot seek damages from Lowe’s Motor Speedway, the state’s Court of Appeals ruled
Wednesday.

12 Settle Lawsuits In Bridge Collapse

Lawsuits In Bridge Collapse Settlement.A dozen people injured two years ago in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Lowe’s Motor Speedway settled their civil lawsuits Thursday in Mecklenburg Superior Court.

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