Engineering

Report: Experts knew Genoa bridge had weakened 20 percent

Aug 20, 2018

Experts determined last February that corrosion of the metal cables encased in pressed concrete had reduced by 20 percent the strength of the highway bridge that collapsed last week

Italy bridge designer warned in 1979 of risk of corrosion

Aug 19, 2018

The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed 43 people warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution

Bridge in Italy had unusual design, required constant work

Aug 16, 2018

Bridge that collapsed in Italy had unusual design and required constant maintenance

Bridge collapse highlights Italy's aging infrastructure

Aug 16, 2018

The collapse of a highway bridge touted as an architectural triumph at its 1967 inauguration has refocused attention on Italy's aging infrastructure

Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

Aug 15, 2018

Italian emergency experts pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26

Aug 15, 2018

Italian authorities from the region of Liguria have raised to 26 the number of dead in the collapse of a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

Aug 14, 2018

A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted steel

Alaska mine project review proceeds over governor's doubts

Jul 27, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proceeding with an environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine in southwest Alaska, despite a request from the state's governor that the review be halted.

Questions raised following deadly Laos dam collapse

Jul 26, 2018

Questions raised over collapse of dam in southeastern Laos that killed at least 27 people and left 131 missing

The Latest: Red Cross says 24 dead in Laos dam collapse

Jul 25, 2018

The Red Cross says 24 bodies have been recovered in southern Laos after heavy rains caused water to breach a dam at a major hydroelectric project that was due to open next year

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