Tag : Structural failures
A finalised timetable for the reconstruction of the collapsed Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa, Italy, has been announced by the city’s mayor and reconstruction commissioner Marco Bucci.
Investigators have said design flaws and poor quality construction are likely to have contibuted to structural cracks in Sydney, Australia’s 36 storey Opal tower which was evacuated on Christmas eve.
Investigating engineer WSP has said the newly completed, 117m high, 36 storey Opal Tower in Sydney is “structurally sound overall”, after cracks found in its structure forced the evacuation of its residents on Christmas Eve.
Polcevera viaduct could be rebuilt in a yearSubscription
The rebuilding of the collapsed Polcevera viaduct in Genoa, Italy, could take as little as 12 to 15 months according to the commission set up to reconstruct the bridge.
The commission tasked with rebuilding the Polcevera viaduct in Genoa is to decide on up to 20 designs for a replacement bridge including ones by architects Renzo Piano and Santiago Calatrava.
Engineers are gearing up to design a permanent repair for a cracked steel beam which has forced the closure of a major newly built, $2bn (£1.6bn) transport hub in San Francisco.
Leaning Tower of Pisa 'leaning less'Subscription
The slant of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is reducing. The lean of the structure has fallen back into line by 40mm the past two decades according to a new report from the engineers monitoring the structure.
Errors were made in the design of the collapsed Florida International University Bridge (FIU), a second investigative update by the American National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found.
Demolition of the remaining parts of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa will start on 15 December according to local Italian news reports.
Future of Bridges | Maintenance in the spotlightSubscription
Collapse of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa has thrown bridge maintenance into the spotlight, after near misses like at Hammersmith in the UK, with engineers calling for more rigorous, predictive regimes.