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Aug 15, 2018

A deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy on Tuesday has politicians and engineers searching for a cause. Join us for this mini episode of audioEARTH as we talk about some of the most common causes of bridge failures.


Updates from the BBC:

Overview of bridge collapses with very extensive works cited list:


Choudhury, Jamilur & Hasnat, Ariful. (2015). Bridge collapses around the world: Causes and mechanisms.


The Sentinel (Updated Aug. 15):



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