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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: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45188668

Overview of bridge collapses with very extensive works cited list:

https://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/10-reasons-why-bridges-collapse.htm

 

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

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281280663_Bridge_collapses_around_the_world_Causes_and_mechanisms

 

The Sentinel (Updated Aug. 15):

https://cumberlink.com/death-toll-hits-in-italy-bridge-collapse-blame-begins/article_ca9eb333-507b-5b71-88fd-03dd8c9d2c42.html

 

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