Nanfangao Bridge Never Inspected for 21 Years|南方澳大橋無2年定檢一次 21年未檢測鋼索


After the collapse of the Nanfangao Bridge, it was found that the bridge has not undergone any steel cable inspection for 21 years and nor has it completed the inspection every two years required by the MOTC. The President of the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) Wu Tzung-rong admitted during the interpellation session at the Legislative Yuan that there were oversights and he has already verbally submitted his resignation to the MOTC Minister Lin Chia-lung.


Who should be responsible for the collapse of Nanfangao Bridge? The governing authority, the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) has 16 bridges in the port area which will undergo a comprehensive inspection. The TIPC admitted that it did not comply with the MOTC's regulation for inspections once every two years and that there is no SOP for bridge inspections internally. As of now, there are 16 bridges within the port area and 8 of them have never gone under inspection.

There is negligence in not complying with the regulation for inspection. (Did you already submit your resignation to the Minister?) Let's not talk about it in public. The MOTC will impose punishments. I will reserve this information. (So you've already submitted your resignation to the MOTC?) We will talk about it in private.

The Minister of MOTC Lin Chia-lung said he agreed verbally to Wu's resignation and demanded the TIPC to carry out a full inspection on the 16 bridges within 3 months. The TIPC will outsource the inspection due to its lack of ability. The Minister expressed that Nanfangao Bridge has never undergone any inspection over the past 21 years and there is a divided opinion as to whom should be responsible for this bridge. Lin said he will review all the records to determine the responsibility.

The central and local governments have different opinions as to who is responsible for this bridge. The situation was the same in the past, but we will find out.

According to information provided by TIPC, it had spent NT$17 million on inspection and repair on the Nanfangao Bridge from 2012 to 2018. However they were small repair works such as paint, railing and street lights. The steel cable, which was the main reason why the bridge collapsed, did not undergo any inspection. The TIPC expressed that it will carry out a comprehensive review in the future.



南方澳斷橋究責,主管的港務公司轄下還有港區16座橋梁,也被全面檢視,港務公司坦承,過去並沒有按照交通部規定兩年定檢一次,內部也未有橋樑檢查的sop,目前港區還有16座橋,其中還有8座"從來都沒有檢測過"。

港務公司董事長 吳宗榮表示:「因為你沒有按照橋梁的檢測時間去檢測,本來就是有疏忽。(董事長,你是不是自己已經有跟部長提出口頭請辭?)這個不要在公開場合講這個,我們交通部會有一個懲處啦!這個我保留一下。(已經有跟交通部提請辭了?) 這個私下再說。」

對於吳宗榮請辭,交通部長林佳龍回應口頭同意,並要求港務公司,在三個月內,全面檢測剩下的16座橋梁,因港公司自認量能不足,將委外檢測,而斷裂的南方澳大橋,在過去21年未定檢,林佳龍表示因這座橋的"歸屬認知有差異"將調出歷年資料來釐清責任。

交通部長 林佳龍表示:「整個中央、地方,對於這個橋到底歸屬認知,顯然並不正確,那過去是這個樣子,但是發現之後,我們也是在追究。」

根據港務公司提供的資料,從101年到107年間,共花費一千七百多萬,對南方澳大橋,進行檢修,但工程很多都是油漆,欄杆,路燈等小工程,對於斷橋關鍵的鋼索,未曾有過檢修,港務公司表示,未來,將全面檢討。

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