Tag : Collapses
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.
Eric Wright wins Cumbria bridge rebuild Subscription
Eric Wright Civil Engineering will design a new bridge to go over the river Eamont in Pooley Bridge.
Brazil tower block collapse kills at least oneSubscription
A 26-storey tower block has collapsed in Brazil, killing at least one person inside.
Construction defects were found in 19 Edinburgh City Council buildings during investigations following the collapse of a 9t wall at a primary school, a report by Scotland’s public spending watchdog said.
Colombia bridge collapse blamed on high loadsSubscription
A bridge expert has said last month’s collapse of a 1,500-foot cable-stayed bridge in Colombia, which killed 10 construction workers, could have been caused by “unusual loads” during construction.
Round Table | Learning from FailureSubscription
Three kilometres from Grenfell Tower, and three months after the fire that claimed at least 80 lives and caused 70 injuries, a debate is staged on “Forensic Engineering: How to learn from failure”.
Two killed in crane collapse in Crewe Subscription
A crane has collapsed on a building site in Crewe killing two people.
Grade II listed bridge reopens after collapseSubscription
A Grade II listed bridge which collapsed in the Boxing day floods in 2015 has reopened following intensive reconstruction work.
China orders work safety overhaulSubscription
Chinese authorities have told safety watchdogs to carry out thorough work safety checks to curb severe accidents and plug holes in safety standards following a fatal incident at a power plant in China’s Jiangxi Province.
Roof collapse at Manchester Victoria stationVideoSubscription
A section of the new roof at Manchester Victoria station has collapsed, injuring members of the public.
Chernobyl clean-up operation reaches milestoneSubscription
A major stage of the clean-up operation at Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been completed.
St Albans sinkhole repairs near conclusionSubscription
Works to repair a sinkhole that opened up in St Albans a year ago is expected to be finished by Christmas, according to Hertfordshire County Council.
‘Black box recorder’ developed for buildingsVideoSubscription
A smart structural monitoring system has been developed to assess the state of buildings and key infrastructure in the immediate aftermath of earthquakes, explosions and fires.
Under construction bridge collapses in Germany Subscription
An under construction bridge has partially collapsed in the German city of Schweinfurt, causing a fatality and leaving others seriously injured.
Inadequate structural stability during construction of the Kolkata flyover project could have triggered its fatal collapse, according to engineers.
Under construction flyover collapses in KolkataSubscription
A flyover under construction has collapsed in the Indian city Kolkata, causing fatalities and leaving many more trapped by debris.
The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) has released a number of point cloud images of the category A listed Mackintosh Building to aid tenderers for restoration works.
Five battle for Mackintosh building restorationSubscription
Five companies have been shortlisted to carry out restoration works on the fire damaged Glasgow School of Art.
A new infographic from the University of Ohio’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology explains the five civil engineering failures that lead to design breakthroughs and new technologies.
Mosul Dam risks ‘catastrophic failure’Subscription
The Mosul Dam faces a “serious and unprecedented risk of catastrophic failure” with little warning, the US Embassy in Iraq has said.