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PostSubject: Genoa bridge collapse: Death toll rises to 43 as thousands attend state funeral for victims   Genoa bridge collapse: Death toll rises to 43 as thousands attend state funeral for victims EmptySun 19 Aug 2018, 8:06 am

Didn't a bridge in the USA (Florida?) do the same thing a while back?

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Italy has mourned the victims of the collapse of a motorway bridge in the northern city of Genoa with a state funeral as rescue workers reportedly find four more bodies and a man dies in hospital, bringing the death toll to 43.

On Tuesday a 200-metre section of the Morandi bridge in Genoa gave way in busy lunchtime traffic, sending cars plummeting 45 metres into a dry river bed and near several apartment buildings.

The mass for 19 of the victims was held at the Exhibition and Trade Centre of the northern port city and led by the city's archbishop, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco.

"The initial disbelief and then the growing dimension of the catastrophe, the general bewilderment, the tumult of emotions, the pressing 'whys?' touched us yet again and in a brutal way showed the inexorable fragility of the human condition," Cardinal Bagnasco said.

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Shoddy workmanship, maintenance or design most likely the problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Genoa bridge collapse: Death toll rises to 43 as thousands attend state funeral for victims   Genoa bridge collapse: Death toll rises to 43 as thousands attend state funeral for victims EmptyMon 20 Aug 2018, 8:20 am

Exactly.

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THE Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed, killing dozens of people, warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution.

It comes as rescue workers found the bodies of three members of a family in the wreckage of Genoa’s collapsed motorway bridge, the last people reported missing in the disaster and bringing the death toll to 43.

RAI state television broadcast excerpts on Sunday of the report that engineer Riccardo Morandi penned in 1979, 12 years after the bridge bearing his name was inaugurated in Genoa.

At the time, Mr Morandi said there was already a “well-known loss of superficial chemical resistance of the concrete” because of sea air and pollution from a nearby steel plant.

Mr Morandi reaffirmed the soundness of the bridge design but warned: “Sooner or later, maybe in a few years, it will be necessary to resort to a treatment consisting of the removal of all traces of rust.”

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