Tag : Collapses
Materials from the site of the collapsed Florida bridge were destroyed in the aftermath of the tragedy which killed six people, it has been revealed.
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The opening of a $4bn (£3.1bn) New York span bridge has been delayed due to concerns that its predecessor could collapse.
Authorities in Kolkata, India, are expected to launch an urgent review of the city’s ageing infrastructure following the collapse of the Majerhat Bridge on Tuesday, which left one dead and 19 injured.
An Italian engineer investigating the collapse of the Polcevera viaduct has told New Civil Engineer about his early hypotheses into why the bridge may have collapsed, ruling out a previously-mooted theory.
A “Marshall plan” costing “tens of billions of Euros” is needed to bring the tens of thousands of bridges across Italy that have exceeded their design life up to standard, a leading Italian research body has demanded.
No bridges on the UK’s strategic road network bear similarities to that of the collapsed structure in Italy, Highways England (HE) has said.
The owner and operator of the Polcevera viaduct was actively tendering for €20M (£17.9M) of structural retrofitting at the time of its collapse, as a stop gap while a complete upgrade of the major road network around Genoa was worked up.
The remains of the Polcevera viaduct are at risk of further collapse, according to a structural engineer involved in the rescue effort.
Investigators examining the scene of the collapsed Polcevera Viaduct, more familiarly known as Morandi bridge, have found damage to the main stay cables on the collapsed section of the bridge, New Civil Engineer can reveal.
No detailed technical investigation of the Polcevera Viaduct – also known as the Morandi bridge – can begin until the search and recovery operation is complete. Investigators will be hunting for clues to how such a vital structure on a major motorway could collapse so suddenly, sending at least 39 road users tumbling to their deaths 45m below. Already a number of theories are circulating – but until a thorough investigation is completed, it is only possible to speculate.