The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed 43 people warned of the risk of corrosion four decades ago, it has emerged.
Riccardo Morandi wrote a report in 1979 recommending constant maintenance of the structure to remove all traces of rust and fill in exposed patches on the reinforcements.
The report, produced 12 years after the bridge bearing his name was opened, referred to a “well-known loss of superficial chemical resistance of the concrete” because of sea air and pollution from a nearby steel plant. Continue reading at The Independent.
Designer of Genoa bridge warned of corrosion risk 39 years before deadly collapse https://t.co/hIM69ZHFLh
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A report in 2011 warned of "intense decay" of the Morandi Bridge bridge. In 2012, the leader of Genoa's business federation said that there was a risk of collapse within 10 years. https://t.co/kSrJxcF6Uz
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 16, 2018