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  • Morandi Bridge

    Insight | Investigators next steps on collapsed Italy bridgeSubscription

    News Insight17 August, 2018

    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.

  • Humber bridge

    Highways England calms fears over UK bridges' structural soundnessSubscription

    News20 August, 2018

    No bridges on the UK’s strategic road network bear similarities to that of the collapsed structure in Italy, Highways England (HE) has said.

  • Remains of Polcevera Viaduct

    From the scene | Collapsed Italy bridge laid bare Subscription

    News17 August, 2018

    Arriving at the edge of the cordoned off zone, the police guard all access points to what remains of the motorway bridge leading out of Genoa.

  • Italy collapsed bridge

    Exclusive | Collapsed Italy bridge investigators find corrosion on main stay cables Subscription

    News17 August, 2018

    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.

  • Policia italybridge

    Collapsed Italy bridge was undergoing strengthening works Subscription

    News15 August, 2018

    The collapsed Italian motorway bridge which killed at least 22 people was undergoing foundation strengthening works at the time it collapsed.

  • Morandi Bridge

    Collapsed Italy bridge had £17.9M of repair works out to tender Subscription

    News20 August, 2018

    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.

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    'Billions needed' to fix thousands of outdated Italy bridges Subscription

    News21 August, 2018

    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.

  • Collapsed italy bridge

    30-day demolition mooted for collapsed Italy bridge Subscription

    News6 September, 2018

    Italian highways operator Autostrade per L’Italia is set to present the Italian government with its finalised demolition plan for the Polcevera viaduct.