Tag : Collapses
Brazil dam collapse triggers standards reviewSubscription
Brazil iron mine owner Vale is to raise safety standards after ordering an evacuation of people living downstream of a second tailings dam at its Córrego do Feijão Mine site after a tailings dam collapsed on Friday killing at least 58 people.
Bridge designs by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano have been selected to replace the Polcevera viaduct which collapsed and killed 43 people in August.
Sixty-six road bridges in Spain have “serious safety problems”, according to a government survey leaked to Spanish newspaper El Pais.
Testing begins on collapsed Italy bridge debrisSubscription
Testing has begun on debris collected from the site of the Polcevera Viaduct to determine what caused the fatal collapse.
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.
Risk of collapse delays New York bridge openingSubscription
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.
New Civil Engineer exclusively reveals a 1960s report detailing the construction methods and designs behind the collapsed Morandi bridge in Genoa.
The Laos government has suspended its ambitious hydropower project, following last month’s dam collapse which killed at least 39 people.
Dozens feared dead in Italy motorway bridge collapseVideoSubscription
Dozens of people are dead after a major motorway bridge in Italy collapsed.
Rescue effort underway after Laos dam collapseSubscription
Hundreds of people are missing and many are feared dead after a hydropower dam collapsed in Laos.
The row over a collapsed tunnel at the Glendoe hydro-electric plant in Scotland will move to the Supreme Court after the contractor appealed a court order to pay £107M in compensation.
Video | Bridge collapses after flooding in CubaVideoSubscription
This is the moment two people narrowly escaped death as severe flooding swept away a bridge in Cuba.